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THE 

PSALMS AND HYMNS, 

WITH THE 

CATECHISM, CONFESSION OF FAITH. AND 
LITURGY, 

OF THE 

f IN 

NORTH AMERICA, 

SELECTED AT THE REQ.UEST OF THE GENERAL SYNOD* 



BY JOHN II. LIVINGSTON, D. D. S. T. P. 



ii* Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and 
linonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, sing- 
!]■ with grace in your hearts unto the Lord." — Col. iii. 16. 



TO WHICH ARE ADDED 

THE 

ADDITIONAL. HYMNS. 

AND THE 

CANONS OF THE SYNOD OF DORDRECHT, 

WITH A NEW AND COPIOUS INDEX, 



RUTGER S PRESS — NEW YORK I 
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM A. MERCEIN5 

240 Pearl street, corner of Burling-slip. 
1832, 



a Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 
1832, by Isaac L. Kip, (on behalf of the General Synod of 
the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church,) in the Clerk's 
office of the District Court of the Southern District of 
New York." 



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ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS 



\ Of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North 
America, held at Albany, June, 1812. 

A revision of the Psalms and Hymns now in use in the Dutch Church, 
having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular 
Synod of New York ; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and 
Hymns should be improved and enlarged : 

Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. Livingston to make a 
selection of Psalms and Hymns agreeably to the views expressed upon this 
subject ; and they appoint the Rev. James V. C. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, 
Peter Steddiford and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston 
will submit the selection ; but for the greater security in a work of such impor- 
tance, it is resolved, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be report- 
ed to the General Synod and obtain their ultimate approbation before it be 
published. 

Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church 3 
held at an extraordinary session, at New York, October, 1813. 

The committee to whom Professor Livingston was requested to submit his 
selection of Psalms and Hymns, reported : That he had accomplished the 
work assigned him ; that they have examined the same, and judge it to be a 
judicious and excellent selection ; that they accordingly recommend it to the 
General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety of 
having it immediately published and introduced into all our Churches. 

The General Synod having received the report of the Committee appointed 
upon the subject of the Psalms and Hymns, and having inspected the selection 
made by the Rev. Professor Livingston, agreeably to the request of the General 
Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfaction and decided 
approbation of the same. It is therefore Resolved, That this selection be 
forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. 
And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals 
within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto 
been in use. It is further Resolved, That the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and 
what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and Hymns, be 
also added to the new edition ; — and that the copyright of the book be secured 
for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological 
lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance. 

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the 
publication of the first edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published 
that he affix his name thereto. 

EXTRACTS 

From the Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed 
Dutch Church in North America* 

Session, June, 1830. 

Resolved, That the Rev, Thomas De Witt, D. D., William M'Murray, 
D, D.j Isaac Ferris, and the elders Peter D. Vroom, Jr., and John D. Keese. 



It. ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS. 

be a committee to select from the different collections now published. Hymns 
on a variety of subjects, to constitute the second Book of Hymns, to be added 
to those now in use in all future editions of our Psalm and Hymn Book, and 
that said committee report such selection to the next General Synod for tr j 
approbation. 

Session, June 1831. 

The committee appointed by the last General Synod, reported a selection 
of Hymns. Whereupon the following resolutions were adopted. 

1. Resolved, That the said additional hymns reported by the Committee ap- 
pointed by the General Synod in 1830, be accepted, ordered to be published as 
a second book of Hymns, and authorized to be used by the churches in the 
same manner as the Psalms and Hymns now in use. 

2. Resolved, That ail future editions of the Psalm Book shall contain the 
Additional Hymns, together with the Canons of the church, as soon as the 
Board of Direction of the corporation shall be able to make the necessary ar- 
rangements with the Publisher. 

3. Resolved, That a separate edition of the Additional Hymns be published, 

4. Resolved, That the Board of Direction of the Corporation be directed to 
take out separate Copy-Rights for each of the books, and authorize their pub- 
lication ; and that they superintend the publication of the first edition of each 

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PSALMS. 



PSALM 1. S. M. 

The way and end of the righteous and the wicked^ 

1 r| iHE man is ever blest 

JL Who shuns the sinner's ways, 
Amidst their councils never stands. 
Nor takes the scorner's place. 

2 But makes the Law of God 
His study and delight, 

Throughout the labours of the day, 
And watches of the night. 

3 He like a tree shall thrive, 
With waters near the root : 

Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,* 
His works are heav'nly fruit. 

4 Not so th' ungodly race, 
They no such blessings find ; 

Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff 
Before the driving wind. 

5 How will they bear to stand 
Before that judgment-seat, 

Where all the saints at Christ's right hand- 
In full assembly meet 7 

6 He knows, and he approves 
The way the righteous go : 

But sinners and their works shall meet 
A dreadful overthrow. 

PSALM 2. First Part. L. M. 
God the Father vindicates his Messiah, 

1 TT7HY did the heathen madly rage> 

? V And why the Jews conspire in vain ? 
Why kings and rulers all engage, 
T'oppose Messiah's gracious reign ? 

2 " Come, let us break his bands, " they, say, 
" We'll ne'er be govern'd by his laws :" 
And thus they cast his yoke away,. 

And nail'd Messiah to the cross. 

3 But God the Father, from his throne, 
Laughs at their pride, their rage controuls ; 
He'll vex their hearts with pains unknown, 
And speak in thunder to their souls, 

4 " I'll vindicate the King I made 5 
" On Zion's everlasting hill : 



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PSALM II. IIL 



c; My hand shall bring him from the dead, 
" And he shall reign, Messiah still." 

PSALM I, Second Part. L. M. 

God the Son reveals the divine decree. 

1 npH' eternal Son with pow'r array 'd, 

X Declares th' unchangeable decree : 
" Thou art my son," the Father said, 
" This day have I begotten thee. 

2 " For sin thou'st offer'd up thy soul, 
" And thou'st a right to intercede ; 

" Thy life shall last while ages roll, 
" And thou shalt see a num'rous seed. 

3 " Ask then, my Son, and I will give 
" The heathen for thy vast domain ; 
" The utmost ends of earth receive, 

" And boundless be thy blessed reign* 

4 " But nations that resist thy grace, 

" Shall fall beneath thine iron stroke ; 
" Thy rod shall crush thy foes with ease ? 
" As potter's earthen work is broke." 
PSALM 2. Third Part. L. M. 
God tlie Holy Ghost invites and warns persecutors and 
infidels. 

I « IVTO W," saith the spirit of the Lord, 
Ji^l To those who sit on earthly thrones ; 

" Rejoice with trembling at his word, 

" And at his feet submit your crowns. 
% " With faith and love address the Son, 

4 4 Lest he grow angry, and ye die ; 

" His wrath will burn to worlds unknown, 

"If ye provoke his jealousy. 
3 " His frowns shall drive you quick to hell, 

" For he is God, and ye but dust ; 

" Happy the souls that know him well, 

" And make his grace their only trust." 
PSALM 3. First Part. L. M. 

A Morning Psalm. 
1 f™\ LORD, how many are my foes, 

V^J In this weak state of flesh and blood ! 

BIy peace they daily discompose, 

But my defence and hope is God. 
% Tir'd with the burdens of the day, 

To thee I rais'd an evening cry ; 

Thou heard'st when I began to pray, 

And thine almighty help was nigh. 
3 Supported by thy heav'nly aid, 

I laid me down and slept secure ; 



PSALM III. IV. 



Not death should make my heart afraid^ 
Tho' I should wake and rise no more. 
4 But God sustain'd me all the night : 
Salvation doth to God belong : 
He rais'd my head to see the light, 
Apd makes his praise my morning song. 
PSALM 3. Second Part. C. M. 
God our defence from Sin and Satan, 
I 1%/TY God, the tempter would persuade^ 
1_TjL There's no relief in heav'n ; 
And all my swelling sins appear 
Too big to be forgiv'n. 
% But thou, my righteousness and strength, 
Shalt on the tempter tread ; 
Shalt silence all my threat'ning guilt. 
And raise my drooping head. 

3 I cry'd, and from his holy hill 

He bow'd a listening ear ; 
I call'd my Father, and my God, 
And he subdu'd my fear. 

4 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes. 

In spite of all my foes ; 
I 'woke, and wonder'd at the grace 
That guarded my repose. 

5 What tho' the hosts of death and hell 

All arm'd against me stood ; 
Terrors no more shall shake my soul ; 
My refuge is my God. 

6 Arise, O Lord, fulfil thy grace, 

While I thy glory sing : 
For Christ hath broke the serpent's teeth. 
And death has lost his sting. 

7 Salvation to the Lord belongs, 

His arm alone can save ; 
Blessings attend thy people here, 
And reach beyond the grave. 

PSALM 4. First Part. L. M. 

God our •portion and Christ our hope, 

1 f \ GOD of grace and righteousness, 
V>J Hear and attend when I complain ; 
Thou hast enlarg'd me in distress, 
Bow down a gracious ear again. 

% Ye sons of men, in vain ye try 
To turn my glory into shame ; 
How long will scoffers love to lie, 
And dare reproach my Saviour's name ! 

3 Know that the Lord divides his saints 
From all the tribes of men beside : 



% PSALM IV. V, 

He bears the cry of penitents, 
For the dear sake of Christ that died, 
i When our obedient hands have done 
A thousand works of righteousness, 
We put our trust in Christ alone, 
And glory in his pard'ning grace. 

5 Let the unthinking many say, 

" Who will bestow some earthly good?"' 
But, Lord, thy light and love we pray ; 
Our souls desire this heav'nly food. 

6 Then shall my cheerful pow'rs rejoice 
At grace and favours so divine, 

Nor will I change my happy choice, 
For all their corn, and all their wine. 

PSALM 4. Second Part C. Bfc 

An Evening Psalm, 

1 T ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray i 
JLi I am forever thine ;: 

I fear before thee all the day, 
Nor would I dare to sin. 

2 And while I rest my weary head., 

From cares and bus'ness free, 
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed 
With my own heart and thee. 

3 I pay this evening sacrifice ; 

And when my work is done, 
Great God ! my faith and hope relies 
Upon thy grace alone. 

4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to peace, 

PU give mine eyes to sleep ; 
Thy hand in safety keeps my days^ 
And will my slumbers keep., 

PSALM 5. CM. 

For the Lords Day Morning. 

1 X ORD, in the morning thou shalt heat 
JLi My voice ascending high ; 

To thee will I direct my prayer, 
To thee lift up mine eye ; : 

2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone r 

To plead for all his saints, 
Presenting at his Father's throne 
Our songs and our complaints. 

3 Thou art a God before whose sight 

The wicked shall not stand ; 
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight, 
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 



PSALM VL 



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4 But to thy house will I resort, 

To taste thy mercies there : 
I will frequent thy holy court, 
And worship in thy fear. 

5 O may thy spirit guide my feet 

In ways of righteousness ! 
Make ev'ry path of duty straight, 
And plain before my face. 

6 My watchful enemies combine 

To tempt my feet astray ; 
They flatter with a base design 
To make my soul their prey. 

7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust., 

And all his plots destroy ; 
While those that in thy mercy trust 
For ever shout for joy. 

8 The men that love and fear thy name 

Shall see their hopes fulfill'd ; 
The mighty God will compass them 
With favour as a shield. 

PSALM 6. C. M. 

Complaint in Sickness. 

1 TN anger, Lord, rebuke me not, 
X Withdraw the dreadful storm ; 
Nor let thy fury grow so hot, 

Against a feeble worm. 

2 My soul's bow'd down with heavy cares, 

My flesh with pain opprest ; 
My couch is witness to my tears, 
My tears forbid my rest. 

3 Sorrow and pain wear out my days ; 

I waste the night with cries, 
Counting the minutes as they pass, 
Till the slow morning rise. 

4 Shall I be still afflicted more ? 

Mine eyes consum'd with grief? 
How long, my God, how long before 
Thy hand affords relief ! 

5 He hears when dust and ashes speak, 

He pities all our groans ; 
He saves us for our Saviour's sake, 
And heals our broken bones. 

6 The virtue of his sov'reign word 

Restores our fainting breath ; 
For silent graves praise not the Lord, 
Our lips are seal'd in death. 



10 PSALM VII. VIII. 



PSALM 7. CM. 

God*s care of his people, and punishment of persecutors. 

1 TVTY trust is in my heav'nly friend, 
XT A My hope in thee, my God; 
Rise, and my helpless life defend 

From those that seek my blood. 

2 With insolence and fury they 

My soul in pieces tear ; 
As hungry lions rend the prey, 
When no deliv'rer's near. 

3 If I indulge in thoughts unjust^ 

And wish and seek their woe, 
Then let them tread my life to dust, 
And lay mine honour low. 

4 If there were malice hid in me, 

I know thy piercing eyes ; 
I should not dare appeal to thee. 
Nor ask my God to rise. 

5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand, 

Their pride and pow'r control ; 
Awake to judgment, and command 
Deliv'rance for my soul. 

5 Let sinners and their wicked rage 
Be humbled to the dust ; 
Shall not the God of truth engage 
To vindicate the just 7 
7 He knows the heart, he tries the reins, 
He will defend th' upright ; 
His sharpest arrows he ordains 
Against the sons of spite. 
3 For me their malice dug a pit, 
But there themselves are cast : 
My God makes all their mischief light 
On their own head at last. 
9 That cruel persecuting race 
Must feel his dreadful sword ; 
Awake, my soul, and praise the grace, 
And justice of the Lord. 

PSALM 8. First Part. S. M. 
The sovereignty and goodness of God, 

1 r\ LORD, our heav'nly King* 
y<J Thy name is all divine, 

Thy glories round the earth are spread, 
And o'er the heav'ns they shine. 

2 When to thy works on high, 
I raise my wond'ring eyes 5 



PSALM VIIL 



And see the moon, complete in light, 
Adorn the darksome skies : 

3 When I survey the stars 
And all their shining forms, 

Lord, what is man ! that worthless thing. 
Akin to dust and worms 1 

4 Lord, what is worthless man, 
That thou should'st love him so? 

Next to thine angels is he plac'd, 
And Lord of all below. 

5 How rich thy bounties are I 
How wondrous are thy ways ! 

Of dust and worms, thy pow'r can frame, 
A monument of praise. 

PSALM 8. Second Part. L. M. 

Adam and Christ. 

1 T ORD, what was man, when made at first, 
JlJ Adam, the offspring of the dust, 

That thou should'st set him and his race, 
But just below an angel's place ! 

2 That thou should'st raise his nature so, 
And make him Lord of all below ; 
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit, 
And lay the fishes at his feet ! 

3 But O, what brighter glories wait 
To crown the second Adam's state ! 
What honours shall thy Son adorn, 
Who condescended to be born ! 

4 See him below his angels made : 
See him in dust among the dead, 
To save a ruin'd world from sin : 
Yet he shall reign with pow'r divine. 

5 The world to come, redeem'd from all 
The mis'ries that attend the fall, 
New made and glorious, shall submit 
At our exalted Saviour's feet. 

PSALM 8. Third Part. L. M. 

The Hosannah of the Children. 

1 A LMIGHTY Ruler of the skies, 

jLJL Thro' the wide earth thy name is spread : 

And thine eternal glories rise, 

O'er all the heav'ns thy hands have made, 

2 To thee the voices of the young 
A monument of honour raise ; 

And babes with unin«tructed tongue 
Declare the wonders of thy praise. 



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PSALM IX. 



3 Thy pow'r assists their tender age 
To bring proud rebels to the ground ; 
To still the bold blasphemer's rage, 
And all their policy confound. 

PSALM 9. First Part. C. M. 

Wrath and mercy from the judgment-seat 

1 ~\\ 7TTH my whole heart I'll raise my so 

V V Thy wonders I'll proclaim ; 
Thou, the great Judge of right and wrong. 
Wilt put my foes to shame. 

2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace ; 

My God prepares his throne 
To judge the world in righteousness. 
And make his vengeance known. 

3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove 

For all the poor opprest ; 
To save the people of his love, 
And give the weary rest. 

4 The men, that know thy name, will trust 



And thou wilt ne'er forsake the just, 
Who humbly seek thy face. 
5 Sing praises to the righteous Lord, 
Who dwells on Zion's hill ; 
Who executes his threat'ning word, 
And doth his grace fulfil. 

PSALM 9. Second Part. C. M. 

Tha wisdom and equity of Providence. 

1 ^OTTHEN the great Judge, supreme and just, 

7 T Shall once inquire for blood, 
The humble souls, that mourn in dust. 
Shall find a faithful God. 

2 He from the dreadful gates of death 

Doth his own children raise : 
In Zion's gates with cheerful breath, 
They sing their Father's praise. 

3 His foes shall fall with heedless feet 

Into the pit they made ; 
And sinners perish in the net 

Which their own hands have spread. 

4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God, 

Are thy deep counsels known ; 
When men of mischief are destroy'd, 
The snare must be their own. 

5 The wicked shall sink down to hell : 

Thy wrath devour the lands 




PSALM X. XI 



If 



That dare forget thee, or rebel 
Against thy known commands. 
6 Tho' saints to sore distress are broughtj 
And wait and long complain ; 
Their cries shall never be forgot. 
Nor shall their hopes be vain. 

PSALM 10. First Part. C. M. 
For a day of Humiliation. 

J TIlTHY doth the Lord stand off so far 1 
W And why conceal his face, 
When great calamities appear, 
And times of deep distress ? 

2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride 

Thy justice and thy pow'r ! 
Shall they advance their heads in pride. 
And still thy saints devour ? 

3 They put thy judgments from their sight, 

And then insult the poor ; 
They boast in their exalted height, 
That they shall fall no more. 

4 Arise, O God, lift up thy hand ; 

^ Attend our humble cry : 
No enemy shall dare to stand 
When God ascends on high. 

PSALM 10. Second Part. CM. 
God will hear the prayers of his children. 

V V And say, with foolish pride, 
"-The God of heav'n will ne'er engage 
" To fight on Zion's side ?" 

2 But thou for ever art our Lord, 

And pow'rful is thy hand ; 
As when the heathens felt thy sworcl, 
And perish'd from thy land. 

3 God will prepare our hearts to pray, 

And bow his ear to hear ; 
He marks whate'er his children say. 
And puts the world in fear. 

4 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress, 

No more despise the just; 
And mighty sinners shall confess 
They are but earth and dust. 

PSALM 11. L. M. 

God loves the righteous and abhors the wicked, 
1 "j\/rY refuge is the God of love : 
-LtJL Why do my foes insult and cry ? 
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PSALM XII 



" Fly like a tim'rous trembling dove, 
" To distant woods or mountains fly. r 

2 If government be all destroy'd, 
(That firm foundation of our peace) 
And violence make justice void, 
Where shall the righteous seek redress ? 

3 The Lord in heav'n hath fix'd his throne, 
His eye surveys the world below ; 

To him all mortal things are known, 
His eyelids search our spirits through. 

4 If he afflict his saints so far, 

To prove their love, and try their grace, 
What must the bold transgressors tear ? 
His very soul abhors their ways. 

5 On impious wretches he shall rain 
Tempests of brimstone, fire and death : 
Such as he kindled on the plain 

Of Sodom, with his angry breath. 

6 The righteous Lord loves righteous soufs. 
Whose thoughts and actions are sincere, 
And with a gracious eye beholds 

The men that his own image bear. 

PSALM 12. First Part. L. "M. 
Safety and hope in evil times. 

1 A LMIGHTY God, appear and save, 
/V For vice and vanity prevail; 
The godly perish in the grave, 

The just depart, the faithful fail, 

2 The whole discourse, when neighbors meet 
Is fill'd with trifles, loose and vain ; 

Their lips are flatt'ry and deceit, 
And their proud language is profane. 

3 But lips that with deceit abound 
Shall not maintain their triumph long ; 
The God of vengeance will confound 
The flatt'ring and blaspheming tongue. 

4 " Yet shall our words be free," they cry ; 
" Our tongue shall be controlPd by none : 
" Where is the Lord will ask us why? 

" Or say, our lips are not our own]" 

5 The Lord, who sees the poor opprest. 
And hears th' oppressor's haughty strain, 
Will rise to give his children rest, 

Nor shall they trust his word in vain. 

6 Thy word, O Lord, tho' often try'd, 
Void of deceit shall still appear; 



PSALM XII. XIII. 



Not silver, sev'n times purify 'd 

From dross and mixture, shines so clear. 

7 Thy grace shall in the darkest hour 
Detend the holy soul from harm : 
Tho', when the vilest men have pow'r, 
On ev'ry side will sinners swarm. 

PSALM 12. Second Part. C. M. 
The Lord will judge the tricked, and save his people 

1 T" ORD, when iniquities abound, 
I A And blasphemy grows bold, 
When faith is hardly to be found, 

And love is waxing cold : 

2 Is not thy chariot hast'ning on ? 

Hast thou not giv'n the sign? 
May we not trust and live upon 
A promise so divine ? 

3 " Now," saith the Lord, " Now will I rise ; 

" And make oppressors flee ; 
"I will appear to their surprise, 
" And set my servants free." 

4 Thy word, like silver sev'n times try'd. 

Thro' ages shall endure : 
The men that in thy truth confide 
Shall find thy promise sure, 

PSALM 13. L. M. 

Pleading with God under desertion, 

1 T TOW long, O Lord, shall I complain, 
11 Like one that seeks his God in vain ? 
Wilt thou thy face for ever hjde? 

Shall I still pray and be deny'd ? 

2 Shall I for ever be forgot, 

As one whom thou regardest not? 

Still shall my soul thine absence mourn ? 

And still despair of thy return ? 

3 How long shall my poor troubled breast 
Be with these anxious thoughts opprest, 
And Satan, my malicious foe, 
Rejoice to see me sunk so low ? 

4 Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief, 
Before my death conclude my grief; 

If thou withhold thy heav'nly light, 
I sleep in everlasting night. 

5 How would the pow'rs of darkness boast, 
Could but one praying soul be lost ? 
But I have trusted in thy grace, 

And shall again behold thy face. 



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PSALM XIV. 



S Whate'er my fears or foes suggest, 
Thou art my hope, my ioy, my rest : 
My heart shall feel thy love, and raise 
My cheerful voice to songs of praise. 

PSALM 14. First Part. C. M. 
By nature all men are sinners. 

X T7100LS in their hearts believe and say 
J7 " That all religion's vain; 
" There is no God that reigns on high, 
" Or minds th' affairs of men." 

2 From thoughts so dreadful and profane 

Corrupt discourse proceeds; 
And in their impious hands are found 
Abominable deeds. 

3 The Lord, from his celestial throne, 

Look'd down on things below, 
To find the man that sought his grace, 
Or did his justice know. 

4 By nature all are gone astray, 

Their practice all the same ; 
There's none that fears his Maker's hand, 
There's none that loves his name. 

5 Their tongues are us'd to speak deceit, 

Their slanders never cease m % 
How swift to mischief are their feet I 
Nor know the paths of peace. 

6 Such seeds of sin (that bitter root) 

In ev'ry heart are found ; 
Nor can they bear diviner fruit, 
'Till grace refine the ground. 

PSALM 14. Second Part. C. M. 
The folly of persecutors. 

1 A RE sinners now so senseless grown, 
JlJL That they the saints devour 7 
And never worship at thy throne, 

Nor fear thine awful pow'r? 

2 Great God, appear to their surprise, 

Reveal thy dreadful name ; 
Let them no more thy wrath despise, 
Nor turn our hope to shame. 
S Dost thou not dwell among the just 1 
And yet our foes deride, 
That we should make thy name our trust 
Great God, confound their pride. 
4 Oh that the joyful day were come 
To finish our distress I 



PSALM XV. XVI. 



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When God shall bring his children home, 
Our songs shall never cease. 

PSALM 15. L. M. 

The character of a saint; or the qualifications ofaChristian. 

1 Ty¥7*HO shall ascend thy heav'nly place, 

V V Great God, and dwell before thy face? 
The man that minds religion now, 
And lives and walks by faith below: 

2 Whose hands are pure, whose heart is clean ; 
Whose lips still speak the thing they mean ; 
No slanders dwell upon his tongue ; 

He hates to do his neighbour wrong. 

3 Scarce will he trust an ill report, 
Nor vent it to his neighbour's hurt : 
Sinners of state he can despise, 
But saints are honour'd in his eyes. 

4 Firm to his word he ever stood, 

And always makes his promise good, 
Nor dares to change the thing he swears, 
Whatever pain or loss he bears. 

5 lie never deals in bribing gold, 

And mourns that justice should be sold : 
While others scorn and wrong the poor. 
Sweet charity attends his door. 

6 He loves his enemies, and prays 
For those that curse him to his tace ; 
And doth to all men still the same 
That he would hope or wish from them. 

7 Yet, when his holiest works are done, 
His soul depends on grace alone : 
This is the man thy face shall see, 
And dwell forever, Lord, with thee. 

PSALM 16. First Part. L. M, 
Confession of our poverty ; and Saints the best Qompany - 

1 T3RESERVE me, Lord, in time of need, 
jl For succour to thy throne I flee, 

But have no merits there to plead ; 
My goodness cannot reach to thee. 

2 Oft have my heart and tongue confess'd> 
How empty and how poor I am: 

My praise can never make thee blest. 
Nor add new glories to thy name. 

3 Yet, Lord, thy saints on earth may reap 
Some profit by the good we do : 
These are the company I keep, 

These are the choicest' friends I know. 



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PSALM XVI. 



4 Let others choose the sons of mirth, 
To give a relish to their wine ; 
I love the men of heav'nly birth, 
Whose thoughts and language are divine* 

PSALM 16. Second Part. L, M. 
The sufficiency of Christ' 

I TTOW fast their guilt and sorrows rise. 

JlX Who haste to seek some idol-god : 

I will not taste their sacrifice, 

Their ofPrings of forbidden blood. 
3 My God provides a richer cup, 

And nobler food to live upon ; 

He for my life hath offer'd up 

Jesus his best beloved Son. 
3 His love is my perpetual feast ; 

By day his counsels guide me right : 

And be his name for ever blest, 

Who gives me sweet advice by night*, 
i I set him still before mine eyes ; 

At my right hand he stands prepared 

To keep my soul from all surprise, 

And be my everlasting guard, 

PSALM 16. Third Part. L. M. 
Support in death, and hope of the resurrection, 

1 TXTHEN God is nigh,, my faith is strong , 
V V His arm is my almighty prop : 

Be glad my heart, rejoice my tongue ; 

My dying flesh shall rest in hope. 
% Tho' in the dust I lay my head, 

Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave 

My soul for ever with the dead* 

For Christ hath triumph'd o'er the grave, 

3 My flesh shall thy first call obey. 
Shake off the dust, and rise on high : 
Then shalt thou lead the wond'rous way. 
Up to thy throne above the sky. 

4 There streams of endless pleasure flow ; 
And full discoveries of thy grace 
(Which we but tasted here below) 
Spread heav'nly joys thro' all the place. 

PSALM 16. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Divine goodness and counsel. 
I O AVE me, O Lord, from ev'ry foe; 
O In thee my trust I place : 
Tho' all the good that I can do, 
Can ne'er deserve thy grace*, 



PSALM XVII. 



5 Yet, here, thy children to sustain 

Shall be my lov'd employ f 
Thy children, first and best of men* 
My friends, my highest joy. 

3 Let heathens to their idols haste, 

And worship wood or stone ; 
But my delightful lot is cast 
Where the true God is known. 

4 The Lord provides my constant food, 

He fills my daily cup ; 
Much am I pleas'd with present good* 

But more rejoice in hope. 
3 God is my portion and my joy, 

His counsels are my light : 
He gives me sweet advice by day, 

And gentle hints by night. 

6 My soul would all her thoughts approve 

To his all-seeing eye : 
Nor death nor hell my hope shall move. 
While such a friend is nigh. 

PSALM 17. First Part. S. M. 

The Portion of Saints and Sinners, 

1 A RISE, my gracious God, 
JTjL And make the wicked flee : 

They are but thy chastising rod, 
To drive thy saints to thee. 

2 Behold the sinner dies, 

His haughty words are vain ; 
Here in this life his pleasure lies, 
And all beyond is pain. 

3 Then let his pride advance, 
And boast of all his store ; 

The Lord is my inheritance, 
My soul can wish no more* 

4 I shall behold the face 
Of my forgiving God £ 

And stand complete in righteousness* 
Wash'd in my Saviour's blood. 

5 There's a new heav'n begun 
When I awake from death, 

Drest in the likeness of thy Son, 
And draw immortal breath. 

PSALM 17. Second Part. L. M. 
The hope and heaven of believers. 

1 T ORD, I am thine ; but thou wilt prov 
-IlA My faith, my patience, and my love 



PSALM XVIII. 



When men of spite against me join, 
They are the sword, the hand is thine, 

2 Their hope and portion lie below, 
'Tis all the happiness they know ; 

? Tis all they seek ; they take their shares,. 
And leave the rest among their heirs. 

3 What sinners value I resign ; 

Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine : 
I shall behold thy blissful lace, 
And stand complete in righteousness. 

4 This life's a dream, an empty show ; 
But the bright world to which I go, 
Hath joys substantial and sincere ; 
When shall I wake and find me there ? 

5 O glorious hour ! O blest abode I 
I shall be near and like my God ! 
And flesh and sin no more control 
The sacred pleasures of the soul. 

6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground, 
'Till the last trumpet's joyful sound ; 
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise. 
And in my Saviour's image rise. 

PSALM 18. First Part. L. M 

Deliverance from desjjair. 

1 rpHEE will I love, O Lord, my strength, 

JL My rock, my tow'r, my high defence : 

Thy mighty arm shall be my trust : 
For I have found salvation thence. 

2 Death, and the terrors of the grave, 
Spread over me their dismal shade ; 
While floods of high temptations rose, 
And made my sinking soul afraid. 

3 I saw the op'ning gates of hell 
With endless pains and sorrow- there, 
Which none but they that feel, can tell : 
While I was hurry 'd to despair. 

4 In my distress I call'd my God, 
When I could scarce believe him mine : 
He bow'd his ear to my complaints ,* 
Then did his grace appear divine. 

5 With speed he flew to my relief, 
As on a cherub's wing he rode : 
Awful and bright as lightning shone 
The face of my deliv'rer, God. 

6 Temptations fled at his rebuke, 
Dispell'd by his almighty breath : 



PSALM XVIK. 



He sent salvation from on high, 

And drew me from the depths of death. 

7 Great were my fears, my foes were great, 
Much was their strength, and more their rage 
But Christ, my Lord, is conqu'ror still, 

In all the wars that devils wage. 

8 My song for ever shall record 
That terrible, that joyful hour ; 
And give the glory to the Lord, 
Due to his mercy and his pow'r. 

PSALM 18. Second Part. L. M. 

Christian Sincerity. 

1 IT ORD, thou hast form'd my soul sincere, 
JLi Hast made thy truth and love appear : 
Before mine eyes I set thy laws, 

And thou hast own'd my righteous cause, 

2 Since I have learn'd thy holy ways, 
Pve walk'd upright before thy face : 
And if my feet from thee depart, 

It grieves my soul, it wounds my heart- 

3 What sore temptations broke my rest ! 
What wars and struggiings in my breast ! 
But, thro' thy grace that reigns within, 

I guard against my darling sin. 

4 The sin that close besets me still, 
That works and strives against my will : 
When shall thy Spirit's sov'reign pow'r 
Destroy it, that it rise no more ? 

5 With an impartial hand, the Lord 
Deals out to mortals their reward : 
The kind and faithful soul shall find 
A God all faithful and most kind. 

6 The just and pure shall ever say , 

Thou art more pure, more just than they": 
And men that love revenge shall know 
God hath an arm of vengeance too. 

PSALM 18. Third Part. L. M. 

Rejoicing in God our Saviour. 

1 TUST are thy ways, and true thy word 3 
*J Great Rock of my secure abode : 
Who is a God beside the Lord 'I 

Or where's a refuge like our God 1 

2 'Tis he that girds me with his might. 
Gives me his holy sword to wield ; 
And while with sin and hell I fight 5 
Spreads his salvation for my shield* 



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PSALM XVIIL 



3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock) 
The God of my salvation lives ; 
The dark designs of hell he broke : 
Sweet is the peace my Saviour gives. 

4 Before the scoffers of the age 

I will exalt my Saviour's name : 
Nor tremble at their mighty rage ; 
But meet reproach, and bear the shame* 
PSALM 1 8. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Victory over temporal enemies. 

1 X/¥7"E love thee, Lord, and we adore ; 

\ w Now is thine arm reveal'd : 
Thou art our strength, our heav'nly tow'r 
Our bulwark and our shield. 

2 We fly to our eternal rock. 

And find a sure defence : 
His holy name our lips invoke, 
And draw salvation thence. 

3 When God our leader shines in arms, 

What mortal heart can bear 
The thunder of his loud alarms ? 
The lightning of his spear 1 

4 He rides upon the winged wind 

And angels in array, 
In millions, wait to know his mind, 
And swift as flames obey. 

5 He speaks, and at his fierce rebuke 

Whole armies are dismay'd ; 
His voice, his frown, his angry look 
Strikes all their courage dead. 

6 He forms our gen'rals for the field, 

With all their dreadful skill ; 
Gives them his awful sword to wield, 
And makes their hearts of steel. 

7 He arms our captains to the fight, 

(Tho' there his name's forgot) 
He girded Cyrus with his might, 
When Cyrus knew him not. 

8 Oft has the Lord whole nations blest 

For his own children's sake : 
The pow'rs, that give his people rest, 
Shall of his care partake. 

PSALM 18. Fifth Part. C. M. 

The Conqueror's Song. 
1 npO thine almighty arm we owe 
A The triumphs of the day ; 
Thy terrors, Lord, confound the foe. 
And melt his strength away. 



PSALM XVIII. 



£ 'Tis by thine aid our troops prevail. 
And break united pow'rs : 
Or burn their boasted fleets, or scale 
The proudest of their tow'rs. 

3 How have we chas'd them thro' the field, 

And trod them to the ground, 
While thy salvation was our shield, 
And they no shelter found ! 

4 In vain to idol saints they cry, 

And perish in their blood : 
Where is a rock so great, so high, 
So pow'rful as our God ? 

5 The Rock of Israel ever lives, 

His name be ever blest ; 
'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives, 

He gives his people rest. 

PSALM 18. Sixth Part. P. M.lOs, 
Thanksgiving, applied to the American Revolution. 

1 rTlO bless the Lord, our God, in strains divine. 

JL With thankful hearts, and raptur'd voices 
join : 

To us what wonders his right hand hath shown ! 
Mercies, his chosen tribes have scarcely known ! 
Like David blest, begin th' enraptur'd song ; 
Let praise and joy awaken ev'ry tongue. 

2 When, fir'd to rage, against our nation rose 
Chiefs of proud name, and bands of haughty foes: 
He train'd our hosts to fight, with arms array'd, 
With health invigor'd, and with bounty fed : 
Gave us his chosen chief our sons to guide ; 
Heard ev'ry pray'r, and ev'ry want supply 'd. 

3 He gave their armies captive to our hands, 
Or sent them frustrate to their native lands ; 
Burst the dark snare, disclos'd the miry pit, 
And led to broad, safe grounds, our sliding feet : 
Bounteous, for us, extended regions won, 

The fairest empire spread beneath the sun. 

4 When, dark and threat'ning, civil broils arose, 
Each hope grew dim, and friends were chang'd 

to foes ; 

God was our stay, our help, our heav'nly shield : 
His grace preserv'd us, and his arm upheld ; 
Sav'd us from tumults dire, and deep distress ; 
Enlarg'd our blessings, and confirm' d our peace. 

5 No more against our land shall strangers rise 
But fade, and fade, beneath avenging skies : 
Pleas'd, the fierce heathen yield to happier 

sway ; 

The groping savage hail the gospel day ; 



PSALM XIX. 



Low sink the proud, the sons of blood be slain f 
Nor injur'd Zion lift her cries in vain. 

6 But, O thou pow'r belov'd ! our shores around 
Be ev'ry virtue ev'ry blessing found. 
Here bid thy seasons crown the fruitful plain ; 
Here bid fair peace extend her blissful reign : 
Let laws, let justice, hold perpetual sway, 
The soul unfetter 5 d, and the conscience free. 

? With clearest splendor, here, let knowledge 
shine ; 

Here ev'ry glory beam from truth divine ; 
To Jesus' call the soul obsequious bend ; 
Grace from thy Spirit in rich show'rs descend : 
Nations each day ascend the bright abode, 
And boundless praise unceasing rise to God- 
PS ALM 19. Fii^st Part. S. M. 
The Book of nature and scripture. 

1 T3EH0LD ! the lofty sky 
J3 Declares its maker God, 

And all his starry works on high 
Proclaim his pow'r abroad. 

2 The darkness and the light 
Still keep their course the same : 

While night to day, and day to night, 
Divinely teach his name. 

3 In ev'ry diff'rent land 

Their gen'ral voice is known : 
They show the wonders of his hand. 
And orders of his throne. 

4 Ye Western lands rejoice, 
Here he reveals his word : 

We are not left to nature's voice 
To bid us know the Lord. 

5 His statutes and commands 
Are set before our eyes ; 

He puts his gospel in our hands. 
Where our salvation lies. 

6 His laws are just and pure, 
His truth without deceit ; 

His promises for ever sure, 

And his rewards are great. 

7 Not honey to the taste 
Affords so much delight ; 

Nor gold that has the furnace pass'd 
So much allures the sight, 

8 While of thy works I sing, 
Thy glory to proclaim : 



PSALM XIX. 



Accept the praise, my God, my King, 
In my Redeemer's name. 

PSALM 19. Second Pari. S. M, 

The word of God most excellent' 

1 T3EH0LD ! the morning sun 
JD Begins his glorious way ; 

His beams through all the nations run, 
And life and light convey. 

2 But where the gospel comes 
It spreads diviner light ; 

It calls dead sinners from their tombs, 
And gives the blind their sight. 

3 How perfect is thy word ! 
And all thy judgments just : 

For ever sure thy promise, Lord ; 
And men securely trust. 

4 My gracious God, how plain 
Are thy directions giv'n ! 

May I never read in vain, 

But find the path to heav'n ! 

5 1 hear thy word with love, 
And I would fain obey : 

Send thy good Spirit from above., 
To guide me, lest I stray. 

6 O, who can ever find 
The errors of his ways ? 

Yet with a bold presumptuous mind, 
I would not dare transgress. 

7 Warn me of ev'ry sin ; 
Forgive my secret faults ; 

And cleanse this guilty soul of mine, 
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. 

8 While with my heart and tongue 
I spread thy praise abroad ; 

Accept the worship and the song. 
My Saviour and my God. 

PSALM 19. Third Part. L. M. 
The book of nature and scripture compared' 

1 rTHHE heav'ns declare thy glory, Lord, 

JL In ev'ry star thy wisdom shines, 
But when our eyes behold thy word, 
We read thy name in fairer lines. 

2 The rolling sun, the changing light, 
And nights and days thy pow'r confess; 
But the blest volume thou hast writ, 
Keveals thy justice and thy grace. 

3 



PSALM XIX. XX. 



3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise 
Round the whole earth, and never stand : 
So when thy truth began its race, 

It touch'd and glanc'd on ev'ry land. 

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest, 
'Till thro' the world thy truth has run : 
Till Christ has all the nations blest, 
That see the light, or feel the sun. 

5 Great Sun of righteousness, arise ; 
Bless the dark world withheav'nly light ; 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise, 

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 
f> Thy noblest wonders here we view, 
In souls renew'd, and sins forgiv'n : 
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, 
And make thy word my guide to heav'n. 

PSALM 19. Fourth Part. L. P. M. 

The Gospel. 

1 T LOVE the volume of thy word : 

JL What light and joy its leaves afford 
To souls benighted and distress'd ! 

Thy precepts guide my doubtful way ; 

Thy fear forbids my feet to stray ; 
Thy promise leads my heart to rest. 

2 From the discov'ries of thy law 
The perfect rules of life I draw ; 

These are my study and delight : 
Not honey so invites the taste, 
Nor gold, that hath the furnace past, 

Appears so pleasing to the sight. 
% Thy threat'nings wake my slumb'ring eyes. 
And warn me where my danger lies ; 

But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord, 
That makes my guilty conscience clean : 
Converts my soul, subdues my sin, 

And gives a free, but large reward. 
4 Who knows the errors of his thoughts ? 
My God, forgive my secret faults, 

And from presumptuous sins restrain : 
Accept my poor attempts of praise, 
That I have read thy book of grace 

And book of nature not in vain. 

PSALM 20. L. M. 

Prayer in time of war. 
I 1VTOW T may the God of pow'r and grace 
JL^I Attend his people's humble cry ! 
Jehovah hears when Israel prays, 
And brings deliv'rance from on hivh- 



PSALM XXL 



2 The name of Jacob's God defends, 
Better than shields or brazen walls : 
He from his sanctuary sends 
Succour and strength when Zion calls. 

3 Well he remembers all our sighs, 
His love exceeds our best deserts : 
His love accepts the sacrifice 

Of humble groans and broken hearts. 

4 In his salvation is our hope ; 
And in the name of Israel's God, 
Our troops shall lift their banners up ; 
Our navies spread their flags abroad. 

5 Some trust in horses train'd for war, 
And some of chariots make their boasts ; 
Our surest expectations are, 

From thee, the Lord of heav'nly hosts. 

6 Oh may the mem'ry of thy name 
Inspire our armies For the fight ! 

Our foes shall fall and die with shame, 
Or quit the field with shameful flight. 

7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear ; 
Now let our hope be firm and strong ; 
'Till thy salvation shall appear, 
And joy and triumph raise the song. 

PSALM 21. First Part. C. Ml 
Pious rulers are the care of heaven. 

1 /~\UR rulers, Lord, with songs of praise 
\J Should in thy strength rejoice ; 
And, blest with thy salvation, raise 

To heav'n their cheerful voice. 

2 Thy sure defence thro' nations round 

Has spread their honours far ; 
And their successful measures crown'd. 
Alike in peace and war. 

3 Then let them still on God rely 

For wisdom, and for grace ; 
His mercy shall their wants supply, 

And save our happy race. 
PSALM 21. Second Part. C. M. 
A song of praise for peace and national blessings, 

1 TN thee, great God, with songs of praise, 
A Our favour'd realms rejoice ; 

And, blest with thy salvation, raise 
To heav'n their cheerful voice. 

2 Thy sure defence, from foes around, 

Hath spread our rising name ; 
And all our feeble efforts crown'd 
With freedom and with fame. 



PSALM XXI. XXII. 



3 In deep distress our injur'd land 

Implor'd thy pow'r to save : 
For peace we pray'd ; thy bounteous hand 
The timely blessing gave. 

4 Thy mighty arm, eternal pow'r, 

Oppos'd their deadly aim; 
In mercy swept them from our shore, 
And spread their sails with shame. 

5 On thee, in want, in wo, or pain, 

Our hearts alone rely : 
Our rights thy mercy will maintain 
And all our wants supply. 

6 Thus, Lord, thy wond'rous pow'r declare^ 

And still exalt thy fame ; 
While we glad songs of praise prepare 
To thine almighty name. 
PSALM 21. Third Part* L. M. 

Christ exalted to the kingdom. 

DAVID rejoic'd in God, his strength, 
Rais'd to the throne by special grace % 
But Christ, the Son, appears at length, 
Fulfils the triumph and the praise. 

2 How great is the Messiah's joy 
In the^salvation of thy hand ! 

Lord, thou hast rais'd his kingdom high, 
And giv'n the world to his command. 

3 Whate'er he wills thy goodness gives, 
Nor doth the least request withhold : 
Blessings attend him while he lives, 
And crowns of glory, not of gold. 

4 Around his sacred temples shine, 
Th' Eternal's uncreated rays : 
All pow'r is his, and grace divine, 
And length of everlasting days* 

5 But as a fiery oven glows 

With raging heat, and burning coals ; 
Thy vengeance shall consume his foes ; 
Thy wrath devour their guilty souls. 

PSALM 22. First Part. C. M. 
Christ forsaken on the cross. 

1 TVTY God, my God, why hast thou left 
i_T_L My soul without relief? 
Of thy blest smiles to be bereft 
Exceeds all other grief. 
3 But thou art holy, O my God, 
And wilt not spare thy Son ; 
As Saviour, he must bear the load. 
And tas.te the curse alone. 



PSALM XXIL 



3 Our fathers trusted in thy name, 

And great deliv'rance found; 
But I'm a worm despis'd of men, 
And trodden to the ground. 

4 Shaking4he head, they pass me by, 

And laugh my soul to scorn ; 
" In vain Jie trusts in God," they cry, 
" Neglected and forlorn." 

5 Yet, thou, O God ! hast form'd my flesh. 

By thy almighty word, 
And since I hung upon the breast, 
My hope is in the Lord. 

6 My God, if possible it be, 

Withhold this bitter cup : 
But I resign my will to thee. 
And drink the sorrows up. 

7 My heart dissolves with pangs unknown ; 

In groans I waste my breath ; 
Thy heavy hand hath Drought me down 
Low as the dust of death. 

8 Father, I give my spirit up, 

And trust it in thine hand : 
My dying flesh shall rest in hope, 
And rise at thy command. 

PSALM 22. Second Part. C. M. 

Christ crucified. 

1 "TX7"RITHING in pain, our Saviour pray 

V V With mighty cries and tears : 
In that dread hour, his Father heard, 
And chas'd away his fears. 

2 Great was the vict'ry of his death ; 

His throne exalted high : 
And all the kindreds of the earth 
Shall worship or shall die. 

3 A num'rous race shall mount the skies 

On his expiring groans : 
They shall be reckon'd in his eyes 
For daughters and for sons. 

4 The meek and humble souls shall see 

His table richly spread : 
And all that seek the Lord shall be 
With joys immortal fed. 

5 The isles shall know the righteousness 

Of our incarnate God : 
And nations yet unborn profess 
Salvation in his blood. 

3* 



PSALM XXIII. 



PSALM 22. Third Part. L. M. 

The sufferings and glory of Christ, 

1 "VTOW let our mournful songs record 
Jl\ The dying sorrows of our Lord: 
When he complain' d in tears and blood. 
As one forsaken of his God. 

2 The Jews beheld him thus forlorn J « 

And shook their heads and laugh'd in scorn 
" He rescu'd others from the grave ; 
" Now let him try himself to save." 

3 They wound his head, his hands, his feet* 
Till streams of blood each other meet ; 

By lot his garments they divide, 

And mock the pangs in which he dy'd. 

4 But God, his Father, heard his cry ; 
Rais'd from the dead, he reigns on high : 
The nations learn his righteousness, 
And humble sinners taste his grace. 

PSALM 23. First Part. L. M. 

Jesus is my shepherd. 

1 TESUS, my Lord, doth condescend, 
d To be my shepherd and my friend ; 
I on his faithfulness rely. 

His care shall ail my wants supply . 

2 In pastures green he doth me lead, 
And there in safety makes meJeed : 
Refreshing streams are ever nigh. 
My thirsty soul to satisfy.. 

3 When stray 'd, or languid, I complain, 
His grace revives my soul again : 
For his name's sake, in ways upright, 
He makes me walk with great delight. 

% Yea, when death's gloomy vale I tread, 
With joy, ev'n there, I'll lift my head m h 
From fear and dread he'll keep me free ; 
His rod and staff shall comfort me. 

6 A table stor'd with living bread, 

In spite of foes, Lord, thou hast spread: 
Thou dost my head with oil anoint. 
And a full cup for me appoint. 

6 Goodness and mercy shall to me, 
Thro' all my life extended be ; 
And when my pilgrimage is o'ery 
I'll dwell with thee for evermore* 

PSALM 23. Second Part. S. M, 
Jesus i shepherd. 
% TESUS my Shepherd lives. 
%J Jehovah is his name ; 



PSALM XXIV. 



® 



Since he is mine, and I am his, 
I shall not suffer shame. 

2 He leads me to the place 
Where heav'nly pasture grows ,* 

Where living waters gently pass ; 
And full salvation flows. 

3 If er'er I go astray, 

He doth my soul reclaim : 
And guides me in his own right way 
For his most holy name* 

4 While he affords his aid, 
I cannot want or fear : 

Tho' I should walk thro' death's dark shade^ 
My shepherd's with me there. 

5 In spite of all my foes 
Thou dost my table spread ; 

My cup with blessings overflows, 
And joy exalts my head. 

6 The bounties of thy love 



Nor from thy house will I remove, 
Nor cease to speak thy praise. 

PSALM 24. L. M. 

The heavenly mansions, and ascension of Christ. 

1 nflHIS spacious earth is all the Lord's, 

JL And men and worms, and beasts and bird 
He rais'dthe building on the seas, 
And gave it for their dwelling-place, 

2 But there's a brighter world on high, 
Thy palace, Lord> above the sky : 
Who shall ascend that blest abode, 
And dwell so near his Maker, God ? 

3 He that abhors and fears to sin, 

Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean ; 
Him shall the Lord the Saviour bless, 
And clothe his soul with righteousness. 

4 These are the men, the pious race, 
That seek the God of Jacob's face; 
These shall enjoy the blissful sight, 
And dwell in everlasting light. 

5 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,. 



Who can this king oi glory be ? 
The mighty Lord, the Saviour's he. 
6 Ye heav'nly gates, your leaves display, 
To make the Lord, the Saviour, way : 
Laden with spoils from earth and hell, 
The conqu'ror comes with God to dwelk 





PSALM XXV, 



7 Rais'd from the dead, he goes before, 
He opens heav'n's eternal door, 
To give his saints a blest abode 
Near their Redeemer, and their God. 



PSALM 25. First Part. S. M. 



Waiting for pardon and direction. 



1 T LIFT my soul to God, 
JL My trust is in his name : 

Let not my foes that seek my blood 
Still triumph in my shame. 

2 Sin, and the pow'rs of hell 
Persuade me to despair : 

Lord, make me know thy covenant well, 
That I may 'scape the snare. 

3 From the first dawning light, 

Till the dark ev'ning rise, 
For thy salvation, Lord, I wait, 



4 Remember all thy grace, 
And lead me in thy truth ; 

Forgive the sins of riper days, 
And follies of my youth. 

5 The Lord is just and kind, 
The meek shall learn his ways ; 

And ev'ry humble sinner find 
The blessings of his grace. 

6 For his own goodness' sake, 
He saves my soul from shame ; 

He pardons (tho' my guilt be great) 
Thro' my Redeemer's name. 



PSALM 25. Second Part. S. M. 



1 THERE shall the man be found, 
V V That fears t'offend his God ; 

That loves the gospel's joyful sound, 
And trembles at the rod 1 

2 The Lord shall make him know 
The secrets of his heart ; 

The wonders of his cov'nant show, 
And all his love impart. 

3 The dealings of his hand, 
Are truth and mercy still, 

With such as in his cov'nant stand, 
And love to do his will. 

4 Their souls shall dwell at ease 
Before their maker's face : 

Their seed shall taste the promises 
In their extensive grace. 




Divine Instruction. 



PSALM XXV. XXVI. 33 



PSALM 25. Third Part, S. M. 
Distress of Soul. 

1 "Jt/TINE eyes and my desire 
jLtjL Are ever to the Lord * 

I love to plead his promises, 
And rest upon his word. 

2 Turn, turn thee to my soul; 
Bring thy salvation near : 

When will thy hand release my feet 
Out of the deadly snare ? 

3 When shall the sov'reign grace, 
Of my forgiving God, 

Restore me from those dang'rous ways, 
My wandering feet have trod ! 

4 The tumult of my thoughts 
Doth but enlarge my woe : 

My spirit languishes ; my heart 
Is desolate and low. 

5 With ev'ry morning light 
My grief anew begins ; 

Look on my anguish and my pain, 
And pardon all my sins. 

6 Behold the hosts of hell, 
How cruel is their hate ! 

Against my life they rise, and join 
Their fury with deceit. 

7 O keep my soul from death, 
Nor put my hope to shame : 

For I have plac'd my only trust 
In my Redeemer's name. 

8 With humble faith I wait, 
To see thy face again : 

Of Israel it shall ne'er be said, 
He sought the Lord in vain. 

PSALM 26. L. M. 

Self-examination ; or, Evidences of grace* 

1 TUDGE me, O Lord, and prove my ways^ 
*J And try my reins, and try my heart ; 
My faith upon thy promise stays, 

Nor from thy law my feet depart. 

2 I hate to walk, I hate to sit 
With men of vanity and lies : 
The scoffer and the hypocrite 
Are the abhorrence ot mine eyes. 

3 Among thy saints will I appear, 
With hands well wash'd in innocence ; 
But when I stand before thy bar, 
The blood of Christ is my defence. 



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PSALM XXVII. 



4 I love thy habitation, Lord, 

The temple where thine honours dwell 
There shall I hear thy holy word, 
And there thy works of wonder tell. 

5 Let not my soul be join'd at last 
With men of treachery and blood ; 
Since I my days on earth have past 
Among the saints, and near my God. 



PSALM 27. First Part. C. M. 



1 rTIHE Lord of glory is my light, 

JL And my salvation too : 
God is my strength ; nor will I fear 
What all my toes can do. 

2 One privilege my heart desires ; 

O grant me an abode, ■ 
Within th' assemblies of thy saints, 
The temples of my God ! 

3 There shall I offer my requests, 

And see thy beauty still ; 
Shall hear thy messages of love, 
And there inquire thy will. 

4 When troubles rise, and storms appear. 

There may his children hide : 
God has a strong pavilion, where 
He makes my soul abide. 

5 Nov/ shall my head be lifted high 

Above my foes around ; 
And songs of joy and victory 
Within thy temple sound. 

PSALM 27. Second Part C. M. 



1 DOON as I heard my Father say, 

" Ye children, seek my grace 
My heart reply'd, without delay, 
" I'll seek my Father's face." 

2 Let not thy face be hid from me, 

Nor frown my soul away : 
God of my life, I fly to thee 
In a distressing day. 

3 Should friends and kindred, near and dear. 

Leave me to want, or die ; 
My God would make my life his care, 



4 My fainting flesh had died with grief ; 



The church is our delight and safety. 



Prayer and hope. 




PSALM XXVIII. 



Thy grace would soon provide relief; 
Nor was my hope deceiv'd. 
) Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints, 
And keep your courage up : 
He'll raise your spirit when it faints, 
And far exceed your hope. 

PSALM 28. L. M. 

Prayer and praise, for deliverance from Enemies 

1 f~\ GOD of grace, my cry attend ! 
V/ Lest, like the sons of guilt become, 
Beguil'd by satan, I descend 

With hopeless wretches to the tomb. 

2 To thee my humble sighs arise ; 
With lifted hands on thee I call ; 

Lord, hear my fervent pray'rs and cries, 
Nor leave me in despair to fall. 

3 Oh save my soul from shame and sin ; 
Nor let my heedless footsteps go, 
Where harden'd wretches swift decline 
Down the broad way to endless woe. 

4 While peace their flatt'ring lips proclaim, 
And love profess, and hope impart ; 
They blast their neighbour's honest fame, 
And wing their arrows to his heart. 

5 But, while they plant the secret snare, 
Thy searching eyes their path regard : 
Thy hands their dreadful doom prepare, 
And mete their guilt its just reward. 

6 Because their hearts thy works despise, 
Thy works of wisdom, grace, and pow'r ; 
Thy hand, regardless ot their cries, 
Shall sink them, that they rise no more. 

7 Blest be the Lord, who heard my pray'r ; 
The Lord my shield, my help, my song ; 
Who sav'd my soul from sin and fear ; 
Andtun'd with praise my thankful tongue . 

8 In the dark hour of deep distress, 
My foes beset, of death afraid ; 
My spirit trusted in his grace, 

And sought, and found his heav'nly aid. 

9 O blest Redeemer, great and kind ! 
Thy shield, thy saving strength, shall be 
The shield, the strength, of ev'ry mind, 
That loves thy name, and trusts in thee, 

Remember, Lord, thy chosen seed , 
Israel defend from guilt and woe : 



36 PSALM XXIX. XXX. 



Thy flock in richest pastures feed, 
And guard their steps from ev'ry foe. 

11 Zion exalt, her cause maintain ; 

With peace and joy her courts surround ; 
In show'rs let endless blessings rain, 
And saints eternal praise resound. 

PSALM 29. L. M. 

Storm and Thunder. 

I /"""I IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame, 
VJT Give to the Lord renown and pow'r^ 
Ascribe due honours to his name, 
And his eternal might adore* 

.2 The Lord proclaims his pow'r aloud, 
Upon the ocean and the land : 
His voice divides the wat'ry cloud, 
And lightnings blaze at his command. 

3 He speaks, and tempest, hail and wind, 
Lay the wide forest bare around: 
The fearful hart, and frighted hind, 
Leap at the terror of the sound. 

4 To Lebanon he turns his voice, 
And lo, the stately cedars break ; 
The mountains tremble at the noise, 
The valleys roar, the deserts quake* 

5 The Lord sits sov'reign on the flood ,• 
The Thund'rer reigns forever king ; 
But makes his church his blest abode, 
Where we his awful glories sing. 

6 In gentler language there the Lord 
The counsels of his grace imparts : 
Amid the raging storm, his word 
Speaks peace and courage to our hearts* 

PSALM 30. L. M. 

Sickness healed. 

1 T WILL extol thee, Lord, on high, 
JL At thy command diseases fly : 
Who, but a God, can speak, and save 
From the dark borders of the grave ? 

2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his, 
And tell how large his goodness is ; 
Let all your pow'rs rejoice and bless, 
While you record his holiness. 

3 His anger but a moment stays ; 
His love is life and length of days : 
Tho' grief and tears the ni<dit employ, 
The morning-star restores the joy. 



PSALM XXXI. 



4 Firm was my health, my day was bright ? 
And I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night ; 
Fondly I said within my heart, 
"Pleasure and peace shall ne'er departs 

5 But I forgot thine arm was strong, 
Which made my mountain stand so long ; 
Soon as thy face began to hide, 

My health was gone, my comforts died* 
.6 I cried aloud to thee, my God : 

" What can'st thou profit by my blood ? 
"Deep in the dust can I declare 
"Thy truth, or sing thy glories there 1 

7 "Hear me, O God of grace," I said, 
"And bring me from among the dead 
Thy w r ord rebuk'd the pains I felt ; 
Thy pard'ning love remov'd my guilt, 

$ My groans, and tears, and forms of woe, 
Are turn'd to joy and praises now ; 
I throw my sackcloth on the ground, 
And ease and gladness gird me round. 

9 My tongue, the glory of my frame, 
Shall ne'er be silent of thy name : 
Thy praise shall sound thro 5 earth and hea?' 
For sickness heal'd and sins for giv'n. 

PSALM 31. First Part. CM 

Deliverance from Death* 

1 TNTO thy hand, O God of truth, 
JL My spirit I commit ; 

Thou hast redeem'd my soul from death 5 
And sav'd me from the pit. 

2 The passions of my hope and fear 

Maintain'd a doubtful strife ; 
While sorrow, pain, and sin conspir'd 
To take away my life. 

3 "My times are in thy hand," I cry'd, 

"Tho' I draw near the dust :" 
Thou art the refuge where I hide, 
The God in whom I trust. 

4 O make thy reconciled face 

Upon thy servant shine, 
And save me for thy mercy's sake ! 
For I'm entirely thine. 

5 'Twas in my haste my spirit said, 

"I must despair and die ; 
"I am cut off before thine eyes :*' 
But thou hast heard myxrv. 

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5€ 



PSALM XXXI. 



6 Thy goodness how divinely free ! 

How wond'rous is thy grace 
To those that fear thy majesty, 
And trust thy promises ! 

7 O love the Lord, all ye his saints, 

And sing his praises loud : 
He'll bend his ear to your complaints, 
And recompense the proud. 
PSALM 31. Second Part. C. M. 
Deliverance from slander and reproach. 
\ T\/I~Y heart rejoices in thy name, 
XtJL My God, my help, my trust : 
Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame, 
Mine honour from the dust. 

2 " My life is spent with grief," I cried, 

" My years consum'd in groans ; 
" My strength decays ; mine eyes are dried ; 
" And sorrow wastes my bones." 

3 Among mine enemies my name 

Was a mere proverb grown ; 
While to my neighbours I became 
Forgotten and unknown. 

4 Slander and fear on ev'ry side 

Seiz'd and beset me round : 
I to the throne of grace apply'd, 
And speedy rescue found. 

5 How great deliv'rance thou hast wrought 

Before the sons of men ! 
The lying lips to silence brought, 
And made their boastings vain ! 

6 Thy children, from the strife of tongues. 

Shall thy pavilion hide ; 
Guard them from infamy and wrong, 
And crush the sons of pricte. 

7 Within thy secret presence, Lord, 

Let me for ever dwell : 
No fenced city wall'd and barr'd 
Secures a saint so well. 

PSALM 31. Third Part. L. M. 
Prayer for deliverance from unfaithful friends. 
I TTOW many Ebenezers stand, 

JL JL To marK the mercies of thy hand ! 
How many pray'rs have reach'd thy throne 
How often has thy grace been shown ! 
% When sorrows rise and pains prevail, 
Or angry foes my peace assail ; 
When dangers thicken all around , 
In thee alone my help is found. 



PSALM XXXII. 



3 Thro' all the road, each day, each hour 
Fresh evils threaten to devour : 

Some new complaint, some painful case, 
Still drives me to the throne of grace. 

4 My former friends their friend forget, 
And change their love to cruel hate ; 
But truth and love with thee remain ; 
My Saviour always is the same. 

5 Support me in this sharp distress, 
While all forsake, and some oppress ; 
And if my ways the Lord approve, 
Then turn their hatred into love. 

PSALM 32. First Part.L. M. 

Justification and Sanctification, 
1 TT>LEST is the man, for ever blest, 
JD Whose, guilt is pardon'd by his God : 
Whose sins with sorrow are confess'd, 
And cover'd with his Saviour's blood. 
% Blest is the man, to whom the Lord 
Imputes not his iniquities ; 
He pleads no merit of reward, 
And, not on works, but grace, relies. 

3 From guile his heart and lips are free ,* 
His humble joy, his holy fear, 

With deep repentance well agree ; 
And join to prove his faith sincere. 

4 How glorious is that righteousness, 
That hides and cancels all his sins ! 
While a bright evidence of grace, 
Thro' his whole life, appears and shines, 

PSALM 32. Second Part. L. M. 
Confession and Pardon. 

1 TylTTHILE I keep silence and conceal 

f: t My heavy guilt within my heart. 
What torments doth my conscience feel ! 
What agonies of inward smart. 

2 I spread my sins before the Lord, 
And all my secret faults confess : 
Thy gospel speaks a pard'ning word, 
Thy holy spirit seals the grace. 

3 For this shall ev'ry humble soul 
Make swift addresses to thy seat : 
When floods of huge temptation roll, 
There shall they find a blest retreat. 

4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie, 
When days grow dark and storms appear 
And when I walk, thy watchful eye 
Shall guide me safe from ev'ry snare* 



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PSALM XXXIII. 



PSALM 33. First Part. C. M. 
Works of creation and providence* 
I lO EJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord ; 
JLV This work belongs to you : 
Sing of his name, his ways, his word, 
How holy, just and true ! 
% His mercy and his righteousness 
Let heav'n and earth proclaim : 
His works of nature and of grace 
Reveal his wond'rous name* 
3 His wisdom and almighty word 
The heav'nly arches spread ; 
And by the spirit of the Lord 
Their shining hosts were made, 
i He bid the liquid waters flow 
To their appointed deep : 
The flowing seas their limits know, 
And their own station keep. 

5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth, 
With fear before him stand : 
He spake, and nature took its birth, 
And rests on his command. 
8 He scorns angry nations' rage, 
And breaks their vain designs : 
His counsel stands thro' ev'ry age, 
And in full glory shines. 

PSALM 33. Second Part. C. M. 
Creatures vain, and God all-sufficient* 
I T>LESTisthe nation where the Lord 
J3 Hath fix'd his gracious throne ; 
Where he reveals his heav'nly word, 
And calls their tribes his own. 
£ His eyes, with infinite survey, 
The spacious world behold ; 
He form'd us all of equal clay, 
And knows our feeble mould. 

3 Kings are not rescu'd by the force 

Of armies from the grave : 
Nor speed nor courage of a horse, 
Can the bold rider save. 

4 Vain is the strength of beasts or men. 

To hope for safety thence ; 
But holy souls from God obtain 

A strong and sure defence. 
B God is their fear, and God their trust, 

When plagues or famine spread : 
His watchful eye secures the just 

Among ten thousand dead«f 



PSALM XXXIV. 



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6 Lord, let our hearts in thee rejoice, 
And bless us from thy throne : 
For we have made thy word our choice. 
And trust thy grace alone. 

PSALM 34. First Part. C. M. 
Praise for eminent deliverance* 

1 V | iHRO' all the changing scenes of life, 

JL In trouble and in joy, 
The praises of my God shall still 
My heart and tongue employ. 

2 Come, magnify the Lord with me, 

And high exalt his name : 
When in distress on him I call'd, 
He to my rescue came. 

3 The hosts of God encamp around 

The dwellings of the just : 
DebVrance he affords to all, 
Who on his succour trust. 

4 O ! make but trial of his love : 

Experience will decide, 
How bless'd they are, and only they, 
Who in his truth confide. 

5 Fear him, ye saints ; and you will then 

Have nothing else to fear : 
Make you his service your delight ; 
He'll make your wants his care. 

PSALM 34. Second Part. L. M. 
Saints are under the protect ion of God. 

1 IT ORD, I will bless thee all my days; 
.JLi Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongu< 
My soul shall glory in thy grace ; 

While saints rejoice to hear the sung. 

2 Come, magnify the Lord with me ; 
Come, let us all exalt his name : 

I sought th' eternal God, and he 
Has not expos'd my hope to shame. 

3 I told him all my secret grief ; 

My secret groaning reach'd his ears : 
He gave my inward pains relief, 
And calm'd the tumults of my fears. 

4 To him the poor lift up their eyes, 
Their faces feel the heav'nly beam ; 
A beam of mercy, from the skies, 
Fills them with light and joy supreme. 

5 His holy angels pitch their tents 
Around the men, that serve the Lord : 

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PSALM XXXIV. 



! fear, and love him* all his saints ; 
Taste of his grace, and trust his word. 

8f The wild young lions, pinch'd with pain 
And hunger, roar thro' all the wood ; 
But none shall seek the Lord in vain, 
Nor want supplies of real good. 

PSALM 34. Third Part. L. M. 

Religious Education. 

CHILDREN in years and knowledge 
young, 

Your parents' hope, your parents' joy, 
Attend the counsels of my tongue : 
Let pious thoughts your minds employ. 
% If you desire a length of days, 
And peace to crown your mortal state, 
Restrain your feet from impious ways. 
Your lips from slander and deceit. 

3 The eyes of God regard his saints ; 
His ears are open to their cries : 
He sets his frowning face against 
The sons of violence and lies. 

4 To humble souls and broken hearts, 
God with his grace is ever nigh : 
Pardon and hope his love imparts, 
When men in deep contrition lie. 

:1 He tells their tears, he counts their groans ; 
His Son redeems their souls from death : 
His Spirit heals their broken bones ; 
While they in praise employ their breath. 
PSALM 34. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Peace and Holiness. 

1 HflHE Lord forever guards the just. 

i His ears attend their cry : 
When broken spirits dwell in dust. 
The God of grace is nigh. 
% What tho' the sorrows, here they taste. 
Be sharp and tedious too ; 
The Lord, who saves his saints at last, 
Is their supporter now. 
$ Evil shall smite the wicked dead ; 
But God secures his own ; 
Prevents the mischief when they slide. 
Or heals the broken bone. 
4 When desolation, like a flood, 
O'er the proud sinner rolls : 
Saints find a refuge in their God : 
For he redeems their souls. 



PSALM XXXV. 



PSALM 35. Mm Part.C. M. 

Imprecations mixed with charity. 

1 1VT0W plead my cause, Almighty God, 
li With all the sons of strife ; 

And fight against the men of blood, 
Who fight against my life. 

2 Draw out thy spear, and stop their way : 

Lift thine avenging rod ; 
But, to my soul in mercy say, 
" I am thy Saviour God," 

3 They plant their snares to catch my feet. 

And nets of mischief spread ; 
Plunge the destroyers in the pit, 
That their own hands have made. 

4 Let fogs and darkness hide their way ; 

And slipp'ry be their ground : 
Thy wrath shall make their lives a prey, 
And all their rage confound, 
b They fly, like chaff before the wind, 
Before thine angry breath : 
The angel of the Lord behind 
Pursues them down to death. 

6 They love the road, that leads to hell s 

Then must the rebels die, 
Whose malice is implacable 
Against the Lord on high. - 

7 But if thou hast a chosen few 

Amongst that impious race ; 
Divide them from the bloody crew 
By thy surprising grace. 

8 Then will I raise my tuneful voice. 

To make thy wonders known : 
Tn their salvation Pll rejoice, 
And bless thee for my own. 
PSALM 35. Second Part. C. M, 
The love of Christ typified in David. 
X 1T>EH0LD the love, the gen'rous love 
J3 That holy David shows ! 
Mark how his tender bowels move, 
For his afflicted foes ! 

2 When they are sick, his soul complains 

And seems to feel the smart ; 
The spirit of the gospel reigns, 
And melts his pious heart. 

3 How did his flowing tears condole 

As for a brother dead ! 
And fasting mortified his soul, 
While for their life he pray'd* 



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PSALM XXXVI. 



4 They groan'd and curs'd him on their bed 

Yet still he pleads and mourns : 
And double blessings on his head 
The righteous God returns. 

5 O glorious type of heav'nly grace ! 

Thus Christ the Lord appears ; 
While sinners curse, the Saviour prays. 
And pities them with tears. 
6 He, the true David, Israel's king, 
Blest and belov'd of God, 
To save us rebels, dead in sin, 
Paid his own dearest blood. 

PSALM 36. First Part. S. M. 
Atheism exposed. 

1 "Y^TTHEN man grows bold in sin, 

V v My heart within me cries, 
" He hath no faith of God within, 
" Nor fear before his eyes." 

2 He walks awhile conceal'd 

In a self-flatt'ring dream ; 
Till his dark crimes, at once reveal'd. 
Expose his hateful name. 

3 His heart is false and foul, 

His words are smooth and fair ; 
Wisdom is banish'd from his soul, 
And leaves no goodness there. 

4 He plots upon his bed 
New mischiefs to fulfil : 

He sets his heart, his hand and head, 
To practise all that's ill. 

5 But there's a dreadful God, 
Tho' men renounce his fear : 

His justice, hid behind the cloud, 
Shall one great day appear. 

6 His truth transcends the sky ; 
In heav'n his mercies dwell ; 

Deep as the sea his judgments lie ; 
His anger burns to helL 

7 How excellent his love, 
Whence all our safety springs ! 

never let my soul remove 

From underneath his wings I 

PSALM 36. Second Part. L. M. 
General providence and special grace, 

1 /"\ LORD, thy mercy, my sure hope, 
V_/ The highest orb of heav'n transcends : 
Thy sacred truth's unmeasur'd scope 
Beyond the spreading sky extends* 



PSALM XXXVII. 



% Thy justice, like th^ hills, remains ; 
Uniathom'd depths thy judgments are : 
Thy providence the world sustains ; 
The whole creation is thy care. 

3 Since of thy goodness all partake ; 
With what assurance should the just 
Thy shelt'ring wings their refuge make i 
Ana saints to thy protection trust. 

4 Such guests shall to thy courts be led. 
To banquet on thy love's repast ; 
And drink, as from a fountain head, 
Of joys that shall forever last. 

5 With thee the springs of life remain ,* 
Thy presence is eternal day : 

O ! let thy grace thy saints sustain : 
To upright hearts thy truth display. 

PSALM 37. First Part. C. M. 
The rewards of the righteous and the wicked, 
I T^¥7*H Y should I vex my soul and fret 
v w To see the wicked rise ? 
Or envy sinners waxing great, 
By violence and lies 1 

% As flow'ry grass, cut down at noon, 
Before the ev'ning fades : 
So shall their glories vanish soon, 
In everlasting shades. 

3 Then let me make the Lord my trust, 

And practise all that's good; 
So shall I dwell among the just, 
And he'll provide me food. 

4 I, to my God, my ways commit, 

And cheerful wait his will : 
Thy hand, which guides my doubtful feet* 
Shall my desires fulfil. 

5 Mine innocence shalt thou display ; 

And make thy judgments known, 
Fair as the light of dawning day, 
And glorious as the noon. 

6 The meek at last the earth possess, 

And are the heirs of heav'n : 
True riches, with abundant peace 
To humble souls are giv'n. 

7 Rest in the Lord, and keep his way, 

Nor let your anger rise ; 
Tho' providence should long delay* 
To punish haughty vice. 

8 Let sinners join to break your peace^ 

And plot, and rage, and foam 



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PSALM XXXVII. 



The Lord derides them* for he sees 
Their day of vengeance come. 

9 They have drawn out the threat'ningswoid ; 

Have bent the murd'rous bow, 
To slay the men, that fear the Lord, 
And bring the righteous low. 

10 My God shall break their bows, and burn 



Shall their own swords against them turn. 
And pain surprise their hearts. 

PSALM 37. Second Part. C. M. 

Charity to the Poor. 

1 T"¥7"HY do the wealthy wicked boast, 

V V And grow profanely bold ? 
The meanest portion of the just 
Excels the sinner's gold. 

2 The wicked borrows of his friends, 

But ne'er designs to pay : 
The saint is merciful and lends, 
Nor turns the poor away. 

3 His alms with liberal heart he gives 

Amongst the sons of need : 
His mem'ry to long ages lives* 
And blessed in his seed. 

4 He fears to talk with lips profane, 

To slander or defraud : 
His ready tongue declares to men, 
What he has learn'd of God. 

5 The law and gospel of the Lord 

Deep in his heart abide ; 
Led by the spirit and the word, 
His feet shall never slide. 

6 When sinners fall, the righteous stand 

PreseiVd from ev'ry snare ; 
They shall possess the promis'd land, 

And dwell forever there. 

PSALM 37. Third Part. C. M. 
The way and end of the righteous and the wicked. 

1 "IVTY God, the steps of pious men 
Jlt Jl Are ordered by thy will : 
Tho' they should fall, they rise again, 

Thy hand supports them still. 

2 The Lord delights to see their ways. 

Their virtues he approves ; 
He ne'er deprives them of his grace, 
Nor leaves the men he loves. 

3 The he av'nly heritage is theirs, 

Their portion and their home ; 




PSALM XXXVIII. 



He feeds them now, and makes them heirs 
Of blessings long to come. 

4 Wait on the Lord, ye sons of men, 

Nor fear when tyrants frown : 
Ye shall confess their pride was vain, 
When justice casts them down. 

5 The haughty sinner have I seen, 

Not fearing man or God : 
Like a tall bay-tree fair and green, 
Spreading his arms abroad. 

6 Andlo ! he vanish'd from the ground, 

Destroy'd by hands unseen : 
Nor root, nor branch, nor leaf was found. 
Where all that pride had been. 

7 But mark the man of righteousness, 

His several steps attend. 
True pleasure runs thro' all his ways, 
And peaceful is his end. 



1 A MID thy wrath remember love, 
_ZjL Restore thy servant, Lord ; 
Nor let a father's chast'ning prove 

Like an avenger's sword. 
% Thine arrows stick within my heart. 

My flesh is sorely prest : 
Between the sorrow and the smart. 
My spirit finds no rest. 

3 My sins a heavy load appear, 

And o'er my head are gone ; 
Too heavy for my soul to bear, 
Too hard for me t' atone. 

4 My thoughts are like a troubled sea, 

My head still bending down ; 
And I. go mourning all the day 
Beneath my father's frown. 

5 Lord, I am weak and broken sore, 

None of my pow'rs are whole : 
The inward anguish makes me roar, 
The anguish of my soul. 

6 All my desire to thee is known, 

Thine eye counts ev'ry tear ; 
And ev'ry sigh, and ev'ry groan, 

Is notic'd by thine ear. 
1 Thou art my God, my only hope, 
My God will hear my cry : 





PSALM XXXIX. 



3 My foes rejoice to see me slide 
Into the miry pit : 
They raise their pleasure and their pride, 
When they supplant my feet. 

9 But I'll confess my guilt to thee, 

And grieve for all my sin : 
I feel how weak my graces be, 
And beg support divine. 

10 My God, forgive my follies past, 

And be forever nigh : 

Lord of my salvation haste, 
Before thy servant die. 

PSALM 39. First Part. C. M. 

Prudence and Zeal. 

1 rpHUS I resolv'd before the Lord : 

A 4 4 Now will I watch my tongue, 
" Lest I let slip one sinful word 
" Or do my neighbour wrong." 

2 And, if I'm e'er constrain'd to stay 

With men of lives profane ; 
I'll set a double guard that day, 
Nor let my talk be vain. 

3 I'll scarce allow my lips to speak 

The pious thoughts I feel ; 
Lest scoffers should th' occasion take 
To mock my holy zeal. 

4 Yet if some proper hour appear, 

I'll not be overaw'd ; 
But let the scoffing sinners hear, 
That I can speak for God. 

PSALM 39. Second ParU C. M. 
The vanity of man as mortal. 

1 HHEACH me the measure of my days, 

_l_ Thou maker of my frame ; 

1 would survey life's narrow space, 
And learn how frail I 5m. 

2 A span is all that we can boast ; 

How short, how fleet our time ! 
Man is but vanity and dust, 
In all his flow'r and prime. 

3 See the vain race of mortals move 

Like shadows o'er the plain ; 
They rage and strive, desire and love ; 
But all their noise is vain. 

4 Some walk in honour's gaudy show; 

Some dig for golden ore ; 
They toil for heirs they know not who, 
And straight are seen no more. 



PSALM XXXIX. XL, 



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% What should I wish or wait for then 
From creatures, earth and dust 1 
They make our expectations vain, 
And disappoint our trust. 
6 Now I forbid my carnal hope, 
My fond desires recall : 
X give my mortal interest up, 
And make my God my all. 

PSALM 39. Third Part. CM. 

Sick-bed devotion. 

1 OD of my life, look gently down, 
V.T Behold the pains 1 feel ; 

But 1 am dumb before thy throne, 
Nor dare dispute thy wilJ. 

2 Diseases are thy servants, Lord, 

They come at thy command : 
I'll not attempt a murm'ring word, 
Against thy chast'ning hand. 

3 Yet I may plead with humble cries, 

"Remove thy sharp rebukes :" 
My strength consumes, my spirit dies. 
Thro' thy repeated strokes. 

4 Crush'd as a moth beneath thy hand, 

We moulder to the dust : 
Our feeble pow'rs can ne'er withstand, 
And all our beauty's lost. 

5 This mortal life decays apace, 

How soon the bubble's broke ! 
Adam, and all his num'rous race, 
Are vanity and smoke. 

6 I'm but a sojourner below s 

As all my fathers were : 
May I be well prepar'd to go, 

When I the summons hear. 
1 But, if my life be spar'd a while 

Before my last remove ; 
Thy praise shall be my bus'ness still, 

And I'll declare thy love. 

PSALM 40. First Part. CM. 
Deliverance from great distress. 

1 T WAITED patient for the Lord ; 
J. He bow'd to hear my cry ; 
He saw me resting on his word, 

And brought salvation nigh. 

2 He rais'd me from a horrid pit, 

Where mourning long I lay ; 

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PSALM XL. 



And from my bonds releas'd my feet, 
Deep bonds of miry clay. 

3 Firm on a rock he made me stand ; 

And taught my cheerful tongue 
To praise the wonders of his hand, 
In a new, thankful song. 

4 I'll spread his works of grace abroad; 

The saints with joy shall hear : 
And sinners learn to make my God 
Their only hope and fear. 

5 How many are thy thoughts of love ! 

Thy mercies, Lord, how great ! 
We have not words, nor hours enough, 
Their numbers to repeat. 

6 When I'm afflicted, poor and low, 

And light and peace depart, 
My God beholds my heavy woe, 
And bears me on his heart. 

PSALM 40. Second Part. C. M. 

The incarnation and sacrifice of Christ. 

1 T3EHOLD the blest Redeemer comes I 
JD Th' eternal son appears ! 

And at the appointed time assumes 
The body r God prepares ! 

2 Jesus reveal'd his Father's grace, 

And his rich mercy show'd : 
He preach'd the way of righteousness, 
And spread his truth abroad. 

3 His Father's honour touch'd his heart, 

He pitied sinners' cries ; 
And, to fulfil a Saviour's part, 
Was made a sacrifice. 

4 No blood of beasts, on altars shed, 

Could wash the conscience clean; 
The sacrifice which Jesus paid 
Atones for all our sin. 

3 Then was the great salvation spread, 
And satan's kingdom shook : 
Thus by the woman's promis'd seed 
The serpent's head was broke. 

PSALM 40. Third Part. L. M. 
Christ our sacrifice. 

1 npHE wonders, Lord, thy love has wrought, 

JL Exceed our praise, surmount our thought ; 
Should I attempt the long detail, 
My speech would faint, my numbers fail. 

2 No blood of beasts on altars spilt, 
Can cleanse the souls of men from guilt, 



PSALM XLI. XLII. 



But thou hast set before our eyes 
An all-sufficient sacrifice. 

3 In heav'n before his Father's throne, 
Complacent, smiles th' eternal Son ; 

And, pleas'd, presents with boundless grace 
Himself, a ramson for our race. 

4 " Behold ! I come" (the Saviour cries* 
With love and duty in his eyes) 

" I come to bear the heavy load 
" Of sins, and do thy will, my God. 
•5 " Mine ear is open'd to thy voice, 
" My heart delighted with thy choice ; 
66 Pie as' d, I assume a fleshly form, 
" A-kin to man, that dying worm. 

6 " 'Tis written in thy great decree ; 
" 'Tis in thy book foretold of me ; 

" I must fulfil the Saviour's part ; 
" And lo ! thy law is in my heart. 

7 " I'll magnify thy holy law, 

" And rebels to obedience draw ; 
" When on my cross I'm lifted high, 
" Or to my crown above the sky r 

8 " The Spirit shall descend and show 

u What thou hast done, and what I do i 
" The wond'ring world shall learn thy grace. 
" Thy wisdom and thy righteousness." 
PSALM 41. L. M. 

Charity to the poor. 

1 TV LEST is the man whose bowels move, 
JLJ And melt with pity to the poor ; 
Whose soul, by sympathising love, 

Feels what his fellow saints endure. 

2 His heart contrives, for their relief, 
More good than his own hands can do : 
He, in the time of gen'ral grief, 

Shall find the Lord has bowels too. 

3 His soul shall live secure on earth, 
With secret blessings on his head ; 
When drought, and pestilence, and death. 
Around him multiply their dead. 

4 Or, if he languish on his couch, 
God will pronounce his sins forgiv'n ; 
Will save him with a healing touch, 
Or take his willing soul to heav'n. 

PSALM 42. First Part. C. M. 
Desertion and hope. 
1 AS pants the hart for cooling streamy 
XX. When heated in the chase : 



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So longs ray soul, O God, for thee, 
And thy refreshing grace. 

2 For thee, my God, the living God, 

My thirsty soul doth pine : 
O ! when shall I behold thy face, 
Thou majesty divine ? 

3 Tears are my constant food, while thus 

Insulting foes upbraid ; 
"Deluded wretch ! where is thy God ? 
"And where his promis'd aid ?" 

4 'Tis with a mournful pleasure now 

I think on ancient days ; 
Then to thy house did numbers go, 
And all our work was praise. 

5 But why's my soul sunk down so far 

Beneath this heavy load ? 
Why do my thoughts indulge despair,. 
And sin against my God ? 

6 Hope in the Lord, whose mighty hand, 

Can all thy woes remove : 
For I shall yet before him stand, 
And sing restoring love. 
PSALM 42. Second Part. L. M. 

Hopa in affliction* 

1 T\/|~Y spirit sinks within me, Lord, 
XT-L But I will call thy name to mind ; 
And times of past distress record, 
When I have found my God was kind. 

2 Huge troubles with tumultuous noise 
Swell like a sea, and round me spread ; 
Thy water-spouts drown all my joys, 
And rising waves roll o'er my head. 

3 Yet will the Lord command his love, 
When I address his throne by day, 
Nor in the night his grace remove ; 
The night shall hear me sing and pray. 

4 I'll cast myself before his feet, 

And say, "My God, my heav'nly Rock ! 

" Why doth thy love so long forget 

"The soul, that groans beneath thy stroke V* 

5 I'll chide my heart that sinks so low ; 
Why should my soul indulge her grief 7 
Hope in the Lord, and praise him too; 
He is my rest, my sure relief. 

6 Thy light and truth shall guide me still : 
Thy word shall my best thoughts employ ; 
And lead me to thine heav'nly hill, 

My God, my most exceeding joy. 



PSALM XLIII. 



PSALM 43. H. M. 

Complaint mingled with hope, 

1 TVTY God,'defend my cause 
JLtJL Against a host of foes : 
O ! save me from th' unjust, 
Who triumph in my woes. 

Why dost thou faint, 
My trembling heart ? 
To God impart 
Thy sad complaint. 

2 Why dost thou, O my shield, 
Desert me thus forlorn ? 
Why, hated and oppress'd, 
Thus bid me ceaseless mourn 1 

To God I fly ; 
In God I'll trust, 
When low in dust 
My head shall lie. 

3 Now to thy sacred house 
With joy direct my feet ; 

Where saints, with morning vows,. 
In full assembly meet. 

Thy pow'r divine 

Shall there be shown, 

And from thy throne 

Thy mercy shine 

4 O ! send thy light abroad : 
Thy truth with heav'nly ray 
Shall lead my soul to God ; 
And guide my doubtful way. 

I'll hear thy word 
With faith sincere, 
And learn to fear 
And praise the Lord. 

5 There reach thy bounteous hand, 
And all my sorrows heal ; 
There health and strength divine 
O ! make my bosom feel. 

Like balmy dew, 
Shall Jesus' voice 
My bones rejoice, 
My strength renew. 

6 Then in thy holy hill, 
Before thine altar, Lord, 

My harp and song shall sound 
The glories of thy word. 

Henceforth to thee, 

O God of grace, 

A hymn of praise 

My life shall be. 

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PSALM XLIV. 



7 My soul, awake to joy, 
And triumph in the Lord, 
My health, my hope, my song, 
And my divine reward. 

Ye fears remove ; 

No more I mourn ; 

But blest, return 

To sing his love. 

PSALM 44. C. M. 

The Church' s complaint in persecution. 

1 T ORD, we have heard thy works of old, 
JLi Thy works of pow'r and grace ; 
When to our ears our fathers told 

The wonders of their days : 

2 How thou didst build thy churches here, 

And make thy gospel known ; 
Among them did thine arm appear, 
Thy light and glory shone. 

3 In God they boasted all the day, 

And in a cheerful throng 
Did thousands meet to praise and pray, 
And grace was all their song. 

4 But now our souls are seiz'd with shame, 

Confusion fills our face : 
To hear the enemy blaspheme, 
And fools reproach thy grace. 

5 Yet have we not forgot our God, 

Nor falsely dealt with heav'n ; 
Nor have our steps declin'd the road 
Of duty thou hast giv'n. 

6 Tho' dragons all around us roar, 

With their destructive breath ; 
And thine own hand has bruis'd us sore. 
Hard by the gates of death. 

7 We are expos'd all day to die, 

As martyrs for thy cause 
As sheep for slaughter, bound we lie, 
By sharp and bloody laws. 

8 Awake, arise, Almighty Lord ! 

Why sleeps thy wonted grace 1 
Why should we look like men abhorr'd 
Or banish'd from thy face 1 

9 Wilt thou forever cast us off, 

And still neglect our cries ? 
For ever hide thy heav'nly love 
From our afflicted eyes 1 

10 Down to the dust our souls are bow'd 

And lie upon the ground ; 



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55 



Rise for our help, rebuke the proud, 
And all their pow'rs confound. 
11 Redeem us 'from perpetual shame, 
Our Saviour and our God : 
We plead the honours of thy name, 
The merits of thy blood. 
PSALM 45. First Part. L. M. 
The glory of Christ, 

1 1VTOW be my heart inspir'd to sing 

The glories of my Saviour King, 
Jesus the Lord ; how heav'nly fair 
His form ! how bright his beauties are ! 

2 O'er all the sons of human race, 
He shines with a superior grace ;: 
Love from his lips divinely flows,- - 
And blessings all his state compose. 

3 Dress thee in arms, most mighty Lord ! 
Gird on the terror of thy sword ! 

In majesty and glory ride, 

With truth and meekness at thy side, 

4 Thine anger, like a pointed dart, 
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart ! 
Or words of mercy, kind and sweet, 
Shall melt the rebels at thy ieet. 

5 Thy throne, O God, for ever stands ; 
Grace is the sceptre in thy hands : 

Thy laws and works are just and right : 
Justice and grace are thy delight. 

6 O God, thy God has richly shed 
His oil of gladness on thy head, 
And with his sacred Spirit blest 
Th' eternal Son above the rest. 

PSALM 45. Second Part. L. Ml 
The beauty of the Ch urch, the Bride. 

1 nnHE King of saints how fair his face,. 

JL Adorn'd with majesty and grace I 
He comes with blessings from above, 
And wins the nations with his love. 

2 At his right hand our eyes behold 
The queen array 'd in purest gold : 
The world admires her heav'nly dress ; 
Her robe of joy and righteousness. 

3 He forms her beauties like his own, 
He calls and seats her near his throne : 
Fair stranger, let thy heart forget 
The idols of thy native state. 

4 So shall the King the more rejoice 
In thee, the fav'rite of his choice ; 



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Let him be ]ov'd, and yet ador'd : 
For he's thy Maker and thy Lord. 

5 O happy hour ! when thou shalt rise 
To his fair palace in the skies ; 
And all thy sons (a num'rous train) 
Each, like a prince, in glory reign. 

6 Let endless honours crown his head ; 
Let ev'ry age his praises spread ; 
While we with cheerful songs approve 
The condescension of his love. 

PSALM 46. First Part. L. M, 

The safety of the Church. 

1 OD is our refuge in distress, 

vJ A present help when dangers press ; 

On him lor safety we reli'd, 

And in his strength we will confide : 

2 Tho' earth were from her centre tost, 
And mountains in the ocean lost ; 

Or lofty hills from their abode, 

Torn piece-meal by the roaring flood. 

3 Let angry waves together roll'd 
Rage on with fury uncontrolPd ; 
We will not tear, whilst we depend 
On God, who is our constant friend. 

4 A gentler stream, that ever flows, 
And joy to all around bestows, 
The city of the Lord shall till, 

The city where he's worshipp'd still. 

5 God dwells in Zion, whose strong tow'rs. 
Shall mock th'assaultof earthly pow'rs ; 
And his almighty aid is nigh, 

To those who on his strength rely. 

PSALM 46. Second Part. L. M. 
The Church's safety amid national distress, 

1 X ET Zion in her King rejoice, 

I A Tho' tyrants rage, and kingdoms rise £ 
He utters his almighty voice, 
The nations melt, the tumult dies. 

2 The Lord of old for Jacob fought, 
And Jacob's God is still our aid : 
Behold the works his hand hath wrought, 
What desolations he hath made ! 

3 From sea to sea thro' all the shores, 
He makes the noise of battles cease ; 
When from on high his thunder roars, 
He awes the trembling world to peace.. 

4 He breaks the bow, he cuts the spear ; 
Chariots he burns with heav'nly flame : 



PSALM XLVII. XL VIII. 67 



Keep silence all the earth, and hear 
The sound and glory of his name. 

5 " Be still, and learn that I am God, 
" I'll be exalted o'er the lands ; 

" I will be known and fear'd abroad, 
"But still my throne in Zion stands." 

6 O Lord of hosts, Almighty King ; 
While we so near thy presence dwell 
Our faith shall sit secure, and sing 
Defiance to the gates of hell.. 

PSALM 47.. C. M. 

Christ ascending and reigning. 

1 f~\ FOR a shout of sacred joy, 
\J To God the sov'reign King ! 
Letev'ry land their tongues employ. 

And hymns of triumph sing. 

2 Jesus, our God, ascends on high ; 

His heav'nly guards around, 
Attend him rising thro' the sky, 
With trumpet's joyful sound. 

3 While angels shout and praise their King*. 

Let mortals learn their strains : 
Let all the earth his honours sing ; 
O'er all the earth he reigns, 

4 Rehearse his praise with awe profound, 

Let knowledge lead the song ; 
Nor mock him with a solemn sound 
Upon a thoughtless tongue. 

5 In Israel stood his ancient throne, 

He lov'd that chosen race ; 
But now he calls the world his own, 
And heathens taste his grace. 

6 These western climes are all the Lord's, 

Here Abram's God is known ; 
While pow'rs and princes, shields and swords 
Submit before his throne. 

PSALM 48. First Part. S. M. 
The Church is the honour and safety of a nation, 

1 j^i REAT is the Lord our God, 
VX And let his praise be great ; 

He makes his churches his abode, 
His most delightful seat. 

2 These temples of his grace, 
How beautiful they stand ! 

The honour of our native place, 
And bulwarks of our land. 

3 In Zion God is known, 
A refuge in distress : 



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How bright hath his salvation shone 
Thro' all her palaces ! 

4 When kings against her join'd, 
And saw the Lord was there ; 

In wild confusion of the mind 
They fled with hasty fear. 

5 When navies tall and proud 
Attempt to spoil our peace, 

He sends his tempest roaring loud. 
And sinks them in the seas. 

6 Oft have our fathers told ; 
Our eyes have often seen ,* 

How well our God secures the fold, 
Where his own sheep have been. 

7 In ev'ry new distress, 
We'll to his house repair : 

We'll think upon his wond'rous grace, 
And seek deliv'rance there. 

PSALM 48. Second Part. S. M. 
The worship and ord:r of the Church. 

1 TjlAR as thy name is known, 

_F The world declares thy praise : 
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne, 
Their songs of honor raise. 

2 With joy thy people stand 
On Zion's chosen hill, 

Proclaim the wonders of thy hand, 
And counsels of thy will. 

3 Let strangers walk around 
The city where we dwell, 

Compass and view thy holy ground, 
And mark the building well ; 

4 The orders of thy house, 
The worship of thy court, 

The cheerful songs, the solemn vows, 
And make a fair report. 

5 How decent and how wise ! 
How glorious to behold ! 

Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes, 
And rites adorn'd with gold. 

6 The God we worship now, 
Will guide us till we die ; 
Will be our God while here below, 
And ours above the sky. 

PSALM 49. First Part. C. M. 
The vanity of life and riches. 
I "ITIT'HY d° tn tne man of. riches grow 
¥ ▼ To insolence and pride ; 



PSALM XLIX. 



To see his wealth and honours flow 
With ev'ry rising tide 1 

2 Why doth he treat the poor with scorn. 

Made of the self-sarne ciay ; 
And boast as tho' his flesh were born, 
Of better dust than they ? 

3 Not all his treasures can procure 

His soul a short reprieve ; 
Redeem from death one guilty hour, 
Or make his brother live. 

4 Life is a blessing can't be sold, 

The ransom is too high ; 
Justice will ne'er be brib'd with gold, 
That man may never die. 

5 He sees the brutish and the wise, 

The tim'rous and the brave, 
Quit their possessions, close their eyes, 
And hasten to the grave. 

6 Yet 'tis his inward thought and pride, 

" My house shall ever stand ; 
" And that my name may long abide, 
I'll give it to my land." 

7 Vain are his thoughts, his hopes are lost, 

How soon his mem'ry dies ! 
His name is buried in the dust, 
Where his own carcass lies. 

8 This is the folly of their way ; 

And yet their sons, as vain, 
Approve the words their fathers say, 
And act their works again. 

9 Men void of wisdom and of grace, 

If honour raise them high, 
Live like the beasts, a thoughtless race, 
And like the beasts they die. 

10 Laid in the grave like silly sheep, 

Death feeds upon them there : 
Till the last trumpet breaks their sleep 
In terror and despair. 

PSALM 49. Second Part. C. M. 
Death and the resurrection. 
1 T^E sons of pride that hate the just, 
X And trample on the poor ; 
When death hath brought you down to dust, 
Your pomp shall rise no more. 
% The last great day shall change the scene 
When will that hour appear ? 
When shall the just revive, and reign 
O'er all that scorn'd them here ? 



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3 God will my naked soul receive, 

When sep'rate trom the flesh ; 
And break the prison of the grave, 
To raise my bones afresh. 

4 Heav'n is my everlasting home, 

Th' inheritance is sure ; 
Let men of pride their rage resume, 
But I'll repine no more, 

PSALM 50. First Part. CM. 
The last judgment, saints rewarded. 

1 fTlHE Lord, the Judge, before his throne. 

JL Bids the whole earth draw nigh ; 
The nations near the rising sun, 
And near the western sky. 

2 No more shall bold blasphemers say, 

" Judgment will ne'er begin 
No more abuse his long delay 
To impudence and sin. 

3 Thron'd on a cloud our God shall come, 

Bright flames prepare his way ; 
Thunder and darkness, fire and storm 
Lead on the dreadful day. 

4 Heav'n from above his call shall hear, 

Attending angels come ; 
And earth and hell shall know and fear 
His justice, and their doom. 

5 " But gather all my saints (he cries) 

" That made their peace with God 
" By the Redeemer's sacrifice, 
" And seal'd it with his blood. 

6 " Their faith and works brought forth to light. 

" Shall make the world confess 
44 My sentence of reward is right, 
" And heav'n adore my grace." 
PSALM 50. Second Part. C. M. 
Obedience is better than sacrifice. 

1 T I iHUS saith the Lord, " the spacious fields 

JL " And flocks and herds are mine : 
" O'er all the cattle of the hills 
" I claim a right divine. 

2 "I ask no sheep for sacrifice, 

"Nor bullocks burnt with fire ; 
" To hope and love, to pray and praise, 
" Is all that I require. 

3 " Invoke my name when trouble's near, 

44 My hand shall set thee free ; 
44 Then shall thy thankful lips declare 
44 The honour due to me. 



PSALM L. 



4 " The man that offers humble praise, 
" Declares my glory best ; 
" And those that tread my holy ways, 
" Shall my salvation taste. 
> "Not for the want of bullocks slain 
" Will I the world reprove : 
" Altars and rites and forms are vain, 
" Without the fire of love. 
*'y " And what have hypocrites to do 
" To bring their sacrifice ? 
ik They call my statutes just and true, 
" But deal in theft and lies. 
7 " Could you expect to 'scape my sight, 
" And sin without control 1 
" But I will bring your crimes to light, 
" With anguish in your soul." 
H Consider, ye, that slight the Lord, 
Before his wrath appear ; 
If once you fall beneath his sword, 
There's no deliv'rer there. 

PSALM 50. Third Part. L. M. 
Hypocrisy warned. 

Lord, the Judge, his churches warns : 
A Let hypocrites attend and fear, 
Who place their hope in rights and forms ; 
But make not faith nor love their"tare. 

% Vile wretches dare rehearse his name 
With lips of falsehood and deceit ; 
A friend or brother they defame, 
And soothe and flatter those they hate. 

3 They watch to do their neighbours wrong, 
Yet dare to seek their Maker's face ; 
They take his cov'nant on their tongue, 
But break his laws, abuse his grace. 

4 To heav'n they lift their hands unclean, 
DenTd with lust, defil'd with blood : 
By night they practise ev'ry sin, 

By day their mouths draw near to God, 

a And, while his judgments long delay, 
They grow secure, and sin the more : 
They think he sleeps as well as they, 
And put far off the dreadful hour. 

6 O dreadful hour ! when God draws near, 
And sets their crimes before their eyes : 
His wrath their guilty souls shall tear, 
And no deliv'rer dare to rise. 

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PSALM 50. Fourth Part. P. M. 10s 

The last Judgment. 
1 fTlHE God of glory sends his summons forth. 
JL Calls the south nations and awakes the 
north : 

From east to west the sov'reign orders spread, 
Thro' distant worlds and regions of the dead. 
The trumpet sounds j hell trembles ; heavhi re- 
joices ; 

Lift up your heads, ye saints, with cheerful 
voices. 

% No more shall atheists mock his long delay ; 
His vengeance sleeps no more : behold the day ! 

[nigh : 

Behold the Judge descends ! his guards are 
Tempests and fire attend him down the sky. 
When God appears, all nature shall adore him i 

While sinners tremble, saints rejoice before him. 
3 Sinners, awake betimes ; ye fools, be wise ; 
Awake before this dreadful morning rise : 
Change your vain thoughts, your crooked works 
amend. 

Fly to the Saviour, make the Judge your friend : 
Then join, ye saints ; wake exPry cheerful pas- 
sion, \tion. 
When Christ returns, he comes for your salva- 
PSALM*51. First Part. L. M. 
A penitent pleading for pardon. 

1 OHO W pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive, 

Let a repenting rebel live ; 
Are not thy mercies large and free 1 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2 My crimes are great, but don't surpass 
The pow'r and glory of thy grace : 
Great God, thy nature hath no bound ; 
So let thy pard'ning love be found. 

3 O ! wash my soul from ev'ry sin, 

And make my guilty conscience clean : 
Here on my heart the burden lies^ 
And past offences pain mine eyes. 

4 My lips with shame my sins confess 
Against thy law, against thy grace : 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condem'd, but thou art clear. 

3 Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord, 

Whose hope still hov'ring round thy word, 
Would light on some sweet promise there ; 
Some sure support against despair. 



PSALM LI. 



PSALM 51. Second Part. L. M. 

Original and actual sins confessed, 

1 T ORD, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin, 
I A And born unholy and unclean : 
Sprung from the man, whose guilty fall 
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. 

2 Soon as we draw our infant breath, 
The seeds of sin grow up for death : 
Thy law demands a perfect heart ; 
But we're defil'd in ev'ry part. 

3 Great God, create my heart anew, 
And form my spirit pure and true ; 
O ! make me wise betimes, to see 
My danger and my remedy. 

4 Behold ! I fall before thy face 
My only refuge is thy grace : 

No outward forms can make me clean : 
The leprosy lies deep within. 

5 No bleeding bird, nor bleeding beast ; 
Nor hyssop branch, nor sprinkling priest ,* 
Nor running brook, nor flood, nor sea, 
Can wash the dismal stain away. 

6 Jesus, my God, thy blood alone 
Hath pow'r sufficient to atone ; 

Thy blood can make me white as snow ; 
No Jewish types could cleanse me so. 

7 While guilt disturbs and breaks my peace, 
Nor flesh nor soul hath rest or ease : 
Lord, let me hear thy pard'ning voice, 
And make my broken bones rejoice. 

PSALM 51. Third Part. L. M. 

The Backslider reclaimed^ or Repentance and Faith 
in the blood of Christ > 

1 f~\ THOU, that hear'st when sinners cry, 
V_>J Tho' all my crimes before thee lie, 
Avert from them thy angry look, 

And blot their mem'ry from thy book. 

2 Create my nature pure within, 
And form my soul averse to sin ; 
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart, 
Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 

3 I cannot live without th} 7 light, 

Cast out and banish'd from thy sight : 
Thy holy joys, my God, restore, 
And guard me, that 1 fall no more. 

4 Tho' 1 have griev'd thy Spirit, Lord, 
His help and comfort still afford : 

And let a wretch come near thy throne. 
To plead the merits of thy Son, 



PSALM LIL 



5 A broken heart, my God, my King* 
Is all the sacrifice I bring : 
The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

6 ..My soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns thy dreadful sentence just : 
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye. 
And save the soul condemn'dtodie. 

7 Then will I teach the world thy ways : 
Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign grace ; 
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise a pard'ning God. 

8 O ! may thy love inspire my tongue ; 
Salvation shall be all my song : 



The Lord, my strength and righteousness. 
PSALM 52. First Part. L. M. 

The destruction of tyrants and persecutors, 

1 TTtT"^^ should the haughty tyrant boast, 

V V His vengeful arm, his warlike host 1 
While blood defiles his cruel hand, 
And desolation wastes the land. 

2 He joys to hear the captive's cry, 
The widow's groan, the orphan's sigh ; 
And when the weary sword would spare, 
His falsehood spreads the fatal snare. 

3 He triumphs in the deeds of wrong, 
And arms with rage his impious tongue ; 
With pride proclaims his dreadful pow'r, 
And bids the trembling world adore. 

4 But God is good, and with a frown, 
Casts to the dust his honours down : 
The righteous, freed, their hopes recall, 
And hail the proud oppressor's fail. 

5 How low the persecutor lies, 

Who dar'd th' eternal pow'r despise; 
And vainly strove, with impious joy, 
The church and nation to destroy. 

8 We praise the Lord, who beard our cries, 
And sent salvation from the skies : 
The saints who saw our mournful days, 
Shall join our grateful songs of praise. 
PSALM 52. Second Part. L. M. 
The experience of the Lord 's people in his house. 

t A WORD in season, spoke with pow'r, 
XjL I've often heard within these walls ; 
But none surpassing, what this hour 
Attends the precious gospel calls, 




PSALM LIII. 



65 



% When Christ unveils his lovely face, 
And grace for grace is largely giv'n ; 
A glory shines, which makes this place 
The house of God, the gate of heav'n. 

3 Here, in thy courts, let me be seen, 
Growing in faith, and hope, and love : 
Like olives fair, and fresh, and green, 
And rip'ning for the world above. 

4 Here will I view thy glory, Lord, 
And songs for all thy goodness raise : 
Here will I wait to hear thy word, 

And join with saints who sing thy praise* 
PSALM 53. First Part. L. M. 



1 " rpHERE is a God," all nature cries : 
JL The heav'ns and earth this truth con« 



Yet this, the atheist fool denies, [fess ; 

And dares his impious thoughts express, 

2 The Lord, from his celestial tow'r, 
Look'd down, the sons of men to view : 
To see if any own'd his pow'r, 

If any truth and justice knew. 

3 But all he saw were gone aside, 

All, in their hearts, were atheists grown : 
None took religion for their guide, 
Not one did God his sov'reign own. 

4 O wretched state ! how fall'n are men ! 
How guilty, helpless, lost, and dead ! 
They're all concluded under sin, 
Their hope is gone, their peace is fled. 

5 To such, the Lord his gospel sends ; 
For these, a Saviour he appoints ; 

To them his grace with pow'r extends ; 
And changes atheists into saints. 

PSALM 53. Second Part. C. M. 
The Jolly of persecutors. — Security of Saints. 

1 A RE all the foes of Zion fools, 
.ZjL Who thus devour her saints ? 
Do they not know her Saviour rules 

And pities her complaints ? 

2 They shall be seiz'd with sad surprise : 

For God's avenging arm 
m Scatters the bones of them, that rise 
To do his children harm. 

3 In vain the sons of Satan boast 

Of armies in array : 
When God has first dispers'd their host 5 
They fall an easy prey. 



Practical Atheism. 




PSALM LIV. LV, 



4 O for a word from Zion's King, 
Her captives to restore ! 
Jacob with all his tribes shall sing 
And Judah weep no more. 

PSALM 54. L. P. M. 

Prayer for deliverance from enemies, 
I TV/TY God, preserve my soul ; 
XtX O make my spirit whole : 

To save me let thy strength appear : 
Strangers my steps surround ; 
Their pride and rage confound, 
And bring thy great salvation near. 

£ Those that against me rise 
Are aliens from the skies : 

They hate thy church and kingdom, Lord I 
They mock thy fearful name : 
They glory in their shame, 

Nor heed the wonders of thy word. 

3 But O thou king divine, 
My chosen friends are thine, 

The men, that still my soul sustain : 
Wilt thou my foes subdue, 
And torm their hearts anew, 

And snatch them from eternal pain. 

4 Escap'd from evVy woe, 
O ! grant me, here below, 

To praise thy name with those I love : 
And, when beyond the skies, 
Our souls unbodied rise, 

Unite us in the realms above. 

PSALM 55. First Part. C. M. 

Support for the afflicted and tempted souL 

1 f~\ God, my refuge, hear my cries, 
\J Behold my flowing tears .* 
For earth and hell my hurt devise. 

And triumph in my fears. 

2 Their rage is levell'd at my life ; 

My soul with guilt they load ; 
And fill my thoughts with inward strife, 
To shake my hope in God. 

3 With inward pain my heart-strings sound, 

I groan with ev'ry breath : 
Horror and fear beset me round, 
Among the shades of death. 

4 O ! were I like a feather'd dove, 

Soon would I stretch my wings* 
And fly, and make a long remove 
From all these restless things, 



PSALM LV. L VI. 



5 Let me to some wild desert go, 

And find a peaceful home ; 
Where storms of malice never blow, 
Temptations never come. 

6 Vain hopes, and vain inventions all, 

To 'scape the rage of hell ! 
The mighty God on whom I call, 
Can save me here as well. 
PSALM 55. Second Part. S. M. 
Daily Devotions. 

1 ~|" ET sinners take their course, 

I A And choose the road to death ; 
But in the worship of my God 
I'll spend my daily breath. 

2 My thoughts address his throne, 
When morning brings the light ; 

I seek his blessings ev'ry noon, 
And pay my vow % s at night. 

3 Thou wilt regard my cries, 

my eternal God ! 
While sinners perish in surprise. 

Beneath thine angry rod. 

4 Because they dwell at ease, 
And no sad changes feel ; 

They neither fear nor trust thy name. 
Nor learn to do thy will. 

5 But I with all my cares, 
Will lean upon the Lord : 

I'll cast my burdens on his arm. 
And rest upon his word. 

6 His arm shall well sustain 
The children of his love ; 

The ground on which their safety stands, 
No earthly pow'r can move. 

PSALM 56. First Part. C. 1SL 

Trust in God under slanderous imputation 

1 /~\ THOU whose justice reigns on high, 
\Jp And makes th' oppressor cease ; 
Behold ! how envious sinners try 

To vex and break my peace. 

2 The sons of violence and lies 

Join to devour me, Lord ; 
But as my hourly dangers rise, 
My refuge is thy word. 

3 In God, most holy, just, and true, 

1 have repos'd my trust ; 

Nor will I fear what flesh can do, 
The offspring of the dust. 



68 PSALM LVI. LVH. 



4 They wrest my words to mischief still* 

Charge me with unknown faults : 
Mischief doth all their counsels fill, 
And malice all their thoughts. 

5 Shall they escape without thy frown ? 

Must their devices stand 1 
O ! cast the haughty sinner down,. 
And let him know thy hand ! 
PSALM 56. Second Part. C. M. 
God's care of his people. 

1 f^i OD counts the sorrows of his saints. 
V.X Their groans affect his ears : 
Thou hast a book for my complaints, 
A bottle for my tears. 
% When to thy throne I raise my cry, 
The wicked fear and flee ; 
So swift is pray'r to reach the sky. 
So near is God to me. , 

3 In thee, most holy, just, and true, 

I have repos'd my trust ; 
Nor will I fear what man can do, 
The offspring of the dust. 

4 Thy solemn vows are on me, Lordv 

Thou shalt receive my praise ; 
I'll sing, " How faithful is thy word ! 
" How righteous all thy ways J" 

5 Thou hast secur'd my soul from death; 

O ! set thy pris'ner free : 
That heart and hand, and life and breath 
May be employ 'd for thee. 

PSALM 57. L. M. 

Providence praised. 

1 TV/TY God, in whom are all the springs 
JjrJL Of boundless love, and grace unknown.. 
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings. 

Till the dark cloud is overblown. 

2 Up to the heav'nsl send my cry, 
The Lord will my desires perform : 
He sends his angels from the sky, 

And saves me from the threat'ning storm*. 

3 Be thou exalted, O my God ! 

Above the heav'ns where angels dwell : 
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad. 
Let land to land thy wonders tell. 

4 My heart is fix'd ; my song shall raise 
Immortal honours to thy name : 
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise. 
My tongue, the glory of my frame. 



PSALM LVIII. LIX. 69 



5 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns, 
And reaches to the utmost sky : 

His truth to endless years remains, 
When lower worlds dissolve and die. 

6 Be thou exalted, O my God ! 

Above the heav'ns where angels dwell ; 
Thy pow'r on earth be known abroad, 
And land to land thy wonders tell. 

PSALM 58. L. P. M. 

Warning to Magistrates. 

1 "FUDGES, who rule the world by laws, 
*J Will ye despise the righteous cause, 

When vile oppression wastes the land ? 
Dare ye condemn the righteous poor, 
And let rich sinners 'scape secure, 

While gold and greatness bribe your hand ? 

2 Forget ye then,, or never knew, 
That God will judge the judges too ? 

High in the heav'ns his justice reigns : 
Yet you invade the rights of God, 
And send your bold decrees abroad, 

To bind the conscience in your chains. 

3 A poison'd arrow is your tongue, 
The arrow sharp, the poison strong, 

And death attends where'er it wounds : 
You hear no counsels, cries nor tears ; 
So the deaf adder stops her ears 

Against the pow'r of charming sounds. 

4 Break out their teeth, eternal God ! 
Those teeth of lions, dy'd in blood ; 

And crush the serpents in the dust : 
As empty chaff, when whirlwinds rise, 
Before the sweeping tempest flies, 

So let their names and hopes be lost. 

5 The Almighty thunders frcm the sky, 
Their grandeur melts, their titles die. 

As hills of snow dissolve and run ; 
Or snails that perish in their slime, 
Or births that come before their time, 

Vain births, that never see the sun. 

6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord, 
Safety and joy to saints afford : 

And all that hear shall join and say, 
<£ Sure there's a God that rules on high, 
" A God that hears his children cry, 

" And will their sufPrings well repay,' 9 
PSALM 59. S. M. 

Prayer against invading foes* 
1 T7JROM foes that round us rise. 
JT O God of heav'n, defend ; 



1Q PSALM LX 



Who brave the vengeance of the skieSj 
And with thy saints contend. 

2 Behold ! from distant shores, 
And desert wilds they come, 

Combine for blood their barb'rous force. 
And thro' our cities roam. 

3 Beneath the silent shade, 
Their secret plots they lay ; 

Our peaceful walls by night invade ; 
And waste the fields by day. 

4 And will the God of gjrace, 
Regardless of our pain, 

Permit secure that impious race, 
To riot in their reign ? 

5 In vain their secret guile, 
Or open force they prove : 

His eye can pierce the deepest veil : 
His hand their strength remove. 

6 Yet save them, Lord, from death, 
Lest we forget their doom ; 

But drive them with thine angry breath, 
Thro' distant lands to roam. 

7 Then shall our grateful voice 
Proclaim our guardian God ; 

The nations round the earth rejoice, 
And sound the praise abroad, 

PSALM 60. C. M. 

On a day of humiliation in war. 

1 T~ ORD, thou hast scourg'd our guilty land, 
I A Behold thy people mourn : 

Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand ? 
Shall mercy ne'er return ? 

2 Beneath the terrors of thine eye, 

Earth's haughty tow'rs decay ; 
Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky, 
And mortals melt away. 

3 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke, 

And dreads thy lifted hand ! 
O ! heal the nation thou hast broke. 
And save the sinking land. 

4 Exalt the banner in the field 

For those that fear thy name ; 
From barb'rous hosts thy people shield. 
And put our foes to shame. 

5 Attend our armies to the fight, 

And be their guardian God : 
In vain shall num'rous pow'rs unite, 
Against thy lifted rod. 



PSALM LXI. LXII. 



6 Our troops, beneath thy guiding hand, 
Shall gain a glad renown ; 
'Tis God who makes the feeble stand, 
And treads the mighty down. 

PSALM 61. First Part S. M. 
Refuge in God. 
1 "Y7T 7~HEN overwhelm'd with grief, 
V V My heart within me dies ; 
Helpless and far from all relief, 
To heav'nl lift my eyes. 

% O lead me to the rock, 
That's high above my head ; 
And make the covert of thy wings, 
My shelter and my shade. 

3 Within thy presence, Lord, 
For ever Pll abide ; 

Thou art the tow'r of my defence, 
The refuge where I hide. 

4 Thou givest me the lot 

Of those that fear thy name : 
If endless life be their reward, 
I shall possess the same. 
PSALM 61. Second Part L. M. 

Jesus our King. 

2 TV/TY soul of thy protection sure, 

XT JL Against her foes shall rest secure ; 
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows. 
And brought me joyful to thy house. 
% With all thy saints Pll strive to sing 
The glories of my heav'nly king ; 
Whom thou in mercy didst ordain, 
Should o'er thy chosen people reign. 

3 Jesus shall live for ever blest, 

And give his people peace and rest : 
His years shall last, and God will own 
His righteous sceptre, and his throne. 

4 O let thy truth prepare the way ; 
In mercy, Lord, extend his sway : 
Thus we'll devote our future days, 
To pay our vows and sing thy praise. 

PSALM 62. L. M. 

Faith in the grace and power of the Redeemer. 

1 TVT Y spirit looks to God alone ; 

1YJL My rock and refuge is his throne ; 
In all my fears, in all my straits, 
My soul on his salvation waits. 

2 Trust him, ye saints, in all your ways, 
Pour out your hearts before his face : 



PSALM LXII1. 



When helpers fail, and foes invade, 
God is our all-sufficient aid. 

3 False are the men of high degree, 
The baser sort are vanity ; 

Laid in the balance, both appear 
Light as a puff of empty air. 

4 Make not increasing gold your trust, 
Nor set your hearts on glitt'ring dust : 
Why will ye grasp the Meeting smoke, 
And not believe what God has spoke 1 

5 Once hath his awful voice declar'd, 
Once and again my ears have heard, 
" AH pow'r is his eternal due ; 

" He must be lear'd and trusted too/' 

6 For sov'reign pow'r reigns not alone, 
Grace is a partner of the throne : 
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord, 
Shall well divide our last reward. 

PSALM 63. First Part. C. M. 
Lor&s day morning- 
I 1^ ARLY, my God, without delay, 
JOj I haste to seek thy face 
My thirsty spirit faints away, 
Without thy cheering grace. 
u 2 I've seen thy glory and thy pow'r, 
Thro' all thy temples shine : 
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour, 
That vision so divine. 

3 Not life itself, with all its joys, 

Can my best passions move ; 
Or raise so high my cheerful voice, 
As thy forgiving love. 

4 Thus till my last expiring day 

I'll bless my God and king ; 
Thus will I lift my hands to pray, 
And tune my lips to sing. 
PSALM 63. Second Part. L. M. 

Delight in God and his worship, 

1 f^i RE AT God, indulge my humble claim, 

Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest ; 
The glories, that compose thy name, 
Stand all engag'd to make me blest. 

2 Thou Great and Good, thou Just and Wise, 
Thou art my Father and my God ; 

And 1 am thine by sacred ties, 

Thy son, thy servant, bought with blood. 

3 With early feet Hove t' appear 
Among thy saints, and seek thy face ; 
Oft have I seen thy glory there, 
And felt the pow'r of sov'reign grace. 



PSALM LXIII. LXIV. 



4 Not fruits nor wines that tempt our taste, 
Nor all the joys our senses know, 
Could make me so divinely blest, 

Or raise my cheerful passions so, 

5 My life itself, without thy love, 
No taste of pleasure couid afford ; 
'Twould but a tiresome burden prove, 
If I were banish'dfrom thee, Lord. 

8 Amidst the wakeful hours of night, 
When busy cares afflict my head ; 
One thought of thee gives new delight, 
And adds refreshment to my bed. 

1 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice, 
While I have breath to pray or praise ; 
This work shall make my heart rejoice. 
And bless the remnant of my days. 

•PSALM 63. Third Part. S. M. 
Seeking- God. 

1 TV/IT God, permit my tongue 
ItX This joy, to call thee mine. 

And let my early cries prevail 
To taste thy love divine. 

2 My thirsty fainting soul 
Thy mercy does implore ; 

Not travellers in desert lands 
Can pant for water more. 

3 Within thy churches, Lord, 
I long to find my place ; 

Thy pow'r and glory to behold, 
And feel thy quick'ning grace. 

4 Since thou hast been my help 
To thee my spirit flies ; 

And on thy watchful providence, 
My cheerful hope relies. 

5 The shadow of thy wings 
My soul in safety keeps ; 

I follow where my Father leads, 
And he supports my steps. 

PSALM 64. L. M. 

Seeking deliverance from enemies. 

1 /^i REAT God, attend to my complaint, 
vJT Nor let my drooping spirit faint % 
When foes in secret spread the snare, 

Let my salvation be thy care. 

2 Shield me without, and guard within, 
From vile temptations and from sin ; 
May envy, lust, and pride depart, 
And heav'nly grace expand my heart 



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PSALM LXV. 



3 Thy justice and thy pow'r display. 
And scatter far thy foes away ; 
While list'ning nations learn thy word, 
And saints, triumphant, bless the Lord, 

4 Then shall thy church exalt her voice, 
And all that love thy name rejoice : 
By faith approach thine awful throne, 
And plead the merits of thy Son. 

PSALM 65. First Part. C. M. 
A prayer-hearing' God. 

1 T>RAISE waits in Zion, Lord, for thee"; 
XT There shall our vows be paid : 
Thou hast an ear when sinners pray ; 

Ail flesh shall seek thine aid. 

2 Lord, our iniquities prevail, 

But pard'ning grace is thine ; 
And thou wilt grant us pow'r and skill 
To conquer ev'ry sin. 

3 Blest are the men whom thou wilt choose 

To bring them near thy face ; 
Give them a dwelling in thy house, 
To feast upon thy grace. 

4 In answ'ring what thy church requests, 

Thy truth and terror shine ; 
And works of dreadful righteousness 
Fulfil thy kind design. 

5 Thus shall the wond'ring nations see 

The Lord is good and just ; 
And distant islands fly to thee, 
And make thy name their trust. 

6 They dread thyglitt'ring tokens, Lord, 

When signs in heav'n appear; 
But they shall learn thy holy word, 
And love as well as fear. 

PSALM 65. Second Part. C. M. 
TVie Providence of God, in air, earth and sea. 

1 'f I llS by thy strength the mountains stand, 
JL God of eternal pow'r ; 
The sea grows calm at thy command, 
And tempests cease to roar. 
% Thy morning light and ev'ning shade 
Successive comforts bring ; 
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad, 
Thy flow'rs adorn the spring. 
3 Seasons and times, and months and hours, 
Heav'n, earth, and air are thine ; 
When clouds distil in fruitful show'rs, 
The author is divine. 



PSALM LXV. 



4 Those wand'ring cisterns in the sky, 

Borne by the winds around, 
With wat'ry treasures weli supply 
The furrows of the ground. 

5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill, 

And ranks of corn appear ; 
Thy ways abound with blessing still, 
Thy goodness crowns the year. 

PSALM 65. Third Part. H. M. 

The Providence of God in the season?, 

1 TTOW pleasing is thy voice, 
IX O Lord, our heav'nly King, 
That bids the frosts retire, 

And wakes the lovely spring ! 
The rains return, the ice distils, 
And plains and hills forget to mourn. 

2 The lofty mountains stand, 
Establish'd by thine arm: 
Thy voice the ocean stills, 
The tumult, and the storm. 

Thro' earth and skies, with terror spread, 
Thy tokens dread, all lands surprise. 

3 The morn with glory crown 'd, 
Thy hand arrays in smiles ; 
Thoubidd'st the eve decline, 
Rejoicing o'er the hills. 

Soft suns ascend ; the mild wind blows : 
And beauty glows to earth's far end. 

4 Thou mak'st the pasture green ; 
Thou call'st the flocks abroad 
The springing corn proclaims 
The footsteps of our God. 

Both bird and beast partake thy care, 
And happy, share the genial feast. 

5 Thy show'rs make soft the fields ; 
On ev'ry side, behold ! 

The rip'ning harvests wave 

Their loads of richest gold. 
The lab'rers sing with cheerful voice, 
And, blest, rejoice in God their King. 

6 The thunder is his voice ; 
His arrows blazing fires : 
He glows in yonder sun, 
And smiles in starry choirs. 

The balmy breeze his breath perfumes ; 
His beauty blooms, in flow'rs and trees, 

7 With life he clothes the spring ; 
The earth with summer warms : 



PSALM XLVL 



He spreads th 3 autumnal feast, 
And rides in wint'ry storms. 
His gifts divine thro' all appear, 
And round the year his glories shine. 

PSALM 66. First Part. C. M, 
Almighty and gracious Providence. 

1 OING, all ye nations, to the Lord, 
k3 Sing with a joyful noise ; 
With melody of sound record 

His honours, and your joys. 

2 Say to the Pow'r that shakes the sky, 

" How terrible art thou ! 
" Sinners before thy presence fly, 
" Or at thy feet they bow." 

3 He rules by his resistless might ; 

Will rebel mortals dare 
Provoke th' Eternal to the fight, 
And tempt that dreadful war ] 

4 O bless our God, and never cease ; 

Ye saints, fulfil his praise ; 
He keeps our life, maintains our peace, 
And guides our doubtful ways. 

5 Lord, thou hast prov'd our sufPring souls. 

To make our graces shine : 
So silver bears the burning coals, 
The metal to refine. 

6 Thro' wat'ry deeps, and fiery ways, 

We march at thy command ; 
Led, to possess the promis'd place, 
By thine unerring hand. 
PSALM 66. Second Part. C. M. 

Praise to God for hearing prayer. 

1 TVTOW shall my solemn vows be paid 
Jl^I To that Almighty Pow'r, 

Who heard the Jong requests I made 
In my distressful hour. 

2 My lips and cheerful heart prepare 

To make his mercies known : 
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear 
The wonders he hath done. 

3 When on my head huge sorrows fell, 

I sought his heav'nly aid ; 
He sav'd my sinking soul from hell, 
And death's eternal shade. 

4 If sin lay cover'd in my heart, 

While pray'r employ'd my tongue, 
The Lord had shown me no regard, 
Nor I his praises sung. 

5 But God (his name be ever blest) 

Hath set my spirit free ; 



PSALM LXV11. LXVI1L 



7-: 



Nor turn'd from him my poor request, 
Nor turn'd his heart from me. 

PSALM 67. C. M. 

The 'prosperity of the nation^ and increase of the church, 

1 O HINE on our land, Jehovah, shine, 
^ With beams of heav'nly grace I 
Reveal thy pow'r thro' all our coasts, 

And show thy smiling face. 

2 Here fix thy throne exalted high, 

And, here, our glory stand ; 
And, like a wall of guardian fire, 
Surround thy fav'rite land. 

3 When shall thy name from shore to shore 

Sound all the earth abroad, 
And distant nations know and love 
Their Saviour and their God ! 

4 Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands. 

Sing loud with solemn voice ; 
Let thankful tongues exalt his praise, 
And thankful hearts rejoice. 

5 He, the great Lord, the sov'reign Judge* 

That sits enthron'd above, 
Wisely commands the worlds, he made, 
In justice and in love. 

6 Earth shall confess her Maker's hand. 

And yield a full increase : 
Our God will crown his chosen land 
With fruitfulness and peace. 

7 God, the Redeemer, scatters round 

His choicest favors here ; 
While the creation's utmost bound 
Shall see, adore, and fear. 

PSALM 68. First Part. L. M. 
Majesty and compassion of God. 

1 X ET God arise in all his might, 

I A And put the troops of hell to flight : 
As smoke, that sought to cloud the skies. 
Before the rising tempest flies. 

2 He rides and thunders thro' the sky ; 
His name Jehovah sounds on high ; 
Sing to his name, ye sons of grace : 
Ye saints, rejoice before his face. 

3 The widow and the fatherless, 
Fly to his aid in sharp distress ; 
In him, the poor and helpless find 
A Judge that's just, a Father kind. 

4 He breaks the captive's heavy chain, 
And pris'ners see the light again ; 



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PSALM LXVIIL 



But rebels, that dispute bis will, 

Shall dwell in chains and darkness still. 

5 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong ; 
Crown him, ye nations, in your song : 
His wond'rous names and pow'rs rehearse 
His honors shall enrich your verse. 

6 He shakes the heav'ns with loud alarms I 
How terrible is God in arms ! 

In Israel are his mercies known, 
Israel is his peculiar throne. 

7 Proclaim him King, pronounce him blest : 
He's your defence, your joy, your rest : 
When terrors rise, and nations faint, 
God is the strength of ev'ry saint. 

PSALM 68, Second Part. L. M. 
The ascension of Christ, and the gift of the SpiriL 
TT ORD, when thou didst ascend on high, 
jLJ Ten thousand angels filJ'd the sky : 
Those heav'nly guards around thee wait. 
Like chariots, that attend thy state. 

2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear 
More glorious when the Lord was there : 
While he pronounc 5 d his dreadful law, 
And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 

3 How bright the triumph none can tell, 
When the rebellious pow'rs of hell, 
That thousand souls hath captive made,. 
Were all in chains like captives led*. 

4 Rais'd by his Father to the throne, 
He sent the promis'd spirit down, 
With gifts and grace for rebel men. 
That God might dwell on earth again. 

PSALM 68. Third Part. L. M. 
Common and special mercies acknowledged. 

1 T^TTE hless the Lord, the just, the good, 

▼ \ Who fills our hearts with joy and food r 
Who pours his blessings from the skies, 
And loads our days with rich supplies. 

2 He sends the sun his circuit round, 

To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground ; 
He bids the clouds, with plenteous rain,. 
Refresh the thirsty earth again. 

3 5 Tis to his care we owe our breath, 
And all our near escapes from death i 
Safety and health to God belong, 

He heals the weak, and guards the strong, 

4 He makes the saint and sinner prove 
The common blessings of his love ; 



PSALM LX1X. 



79 



But the wide difference that remains, 
Is endless joy, and endless pains, 

5 The Lord that bruis'd the serpent's head. 
On all the serpent's seed shall tread : 
The stubborn sinner's hope confound, 
And smite him with a lasting wound. 

6 But his right hand his saints shall raise 
From the deep earth, or deeper seas ; 
And bring them to his courts above : 
There shall they taste his special love. 

PSALM 69. First Part. L. M. 

Christ's passion. 
1 T^kEEP in our hearts let us record 

\J The deeper sorrows of our Lord ; 

Behold ! the rising billows roll, 

To overwhelm his holy soul. 
-2 In long complaints he spends his breath, 

While hosts of hell, and pow'rs of death. 

And all the sons of malice join 

To execute their curs'd design. 

3 Yet, gracious God, thy pow'r and lov< 
Has made the curse a blessing prove : 
Those dreadful sufferings of thy Son 
Aton'd for sins which we had done. 

4 The pangs of our expiring Lord 
The honours of thy law restor'd ; 
His sorrows made thy justice knowD.. 
And paid for follies not his own. 

5 O for his sake our guilt forgive, 
And let the mourning sinner live ! 
The Lord will hear us in his name, 
Nor shall our hope be turned to shame,. 

PSALM 69. Second Part. L. M, 
The sufferings and zeal of Christ. 

1 V 1 1WAS for my sake, eternal God, 

JL Thy Son sustain'd that heavy load 
Of base reproach, and sore disgrace ; 
And shame defil'd his sacred face. 

2 The Jews, his brethren and his kin, 
Abus'd the man that check'd their sin : 
While he fulfilPd thy holy laws, 
They hate him, but without a cause. 

3 " My Father's house," said he, " was made 
" A place for worship, not for trade :" 
Then scatt'ring all their gold and brass, 

He scourg'd the merchants from the place; 

4 Zeal for the temple of his God 
Consum'd his life, expos'd his blood ; 



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Reproaches, at thy glory thrown, 
He felt and mourn'd them as his own, 

5 His friends forsook, his follow'rs fled, 
While foes and arms surround his head ; 
They curse him with a sland'rous tongue, 
And the false judge maintains the wrong, 

6 His life they load with hateful lies, 
And charge his lips with blasphemies ; 
They nail him to the shameful tree : 
There hung my Lord, who died for me. 

7 Wretches, with hearts as hard as stones, 
Insult his piety and groans ; 

Gall was the food they gave him there. 
And mock'd his thirst with vinegar, 
3 But God beheld ; and from his throne 
Mark'd out the men that hate his Son : 
The hand that rais'd him from the dead, 
Shall pour due vengeance on their head. 
PSALM 69. Third Part C. M. 

Praise, for the obedience and death of -Christ * 

1 LEATHER, I sing thy wond'rous grace, 
X- T bless my Saviour's name ; 

He bought salvation for the poor, 
And bore the sinner's shame. 

2 His deep distress hath rais'd us high :. 

His duty and his zeal 
Fulfill'd the law, which mortals broke. 
And finish' d all thy will. 

3 His dying groans, his living songs 

Shall better please my God, 
Than harp's or trumpet's solemn sound. 
Than goat's or bullock's blood. 

4 This shall his humble follow'rs see, 

And set their hearts at rest : 
They by his death draw near to thee, f 
And live for ever blest. 

5 Let heav'n and all that dwell on high, 

To God their voices raise ; 
While lands and seas assist the sky, 
And join t' advance the praise. 

6 Zion is thine, most holy God : 

Thy Son shall bless her gates ; 
And glory, purchas'd by his blood. 
For thine own Israel waits. 

PSALM 70. L. M. 
A prayer of the Church for the presence of Christ, 
I f~\ THOU, whose hand the kingdom sways ; 
V/ Whom earth., andhell ? and heav'n obeys : 



PSALM LXXI. 



To help thy chosen sons appear, 
And show thy pow'r and glory here ! 

2 While stupid wretches, sunk in sleep, 
Slide onward to the fiery deep, 

To sense, and sin and madness giv'n, 
Believe no hell, and wish no heav'n ; 

3 While fools deride, while foes oppress^ 
And Zion mourns in deep distress ; 

Her friends withdraw, her foes grow bold 
Truth fails, and love is waxen cold. 

4 O haste, with ev'ry gift inspir'd. 
With glory, truth, and grace attir'd, 
Thou Star of heav'n's eternal morn ; 
Thou Sun, whom beams divine adorn I 

5 Assert the honor of thy name ; 
O'erwhelmthy foes with fear and shame : 
Then, send thy Spirit from above, 

And change their enmity to love. 

6 Saints shall be glad before thy face, 
And grow in faith, in truth, and grace : 
Thy church shall blossom in thy sight. 
Yield fruits of peace and pure delight, 

7 O hither, then, thy footsteps bend ; 
Swift as a roe, from hi Us descend ; 
Mild as the sabbath's cheerful ray, 
Till life unfolds eternal day ! 

PSALM 71. First Part. C. M. 
The aged saint's reflection and hoye» 
1 IVTY God, my everlasting hope, 
JLtjL I live upon thy truth ; 
Thy hands have held my childhood up, 
And'strengthen'd all my youth. 
% My flesh was fashion'd by thy pow'r. 
With all these limbs oi mine ; 
And, from my mother's painful hour, 
I've been entirely thine. 

3 Still hath my life new wonders seen 

Repeated ev'ry year ; 
Behold ! my days that yet remain, 
I trust them to thy care. 

4 Cast me not off when strength declines, 

When hoary hairs arise ; 
And round me let thy glory shine, 
Whene'er thy servant dies. 

5 Then in the hist'ry of my age, 

When men review my days, 
They'll read thy love in ev'ry page ? 
fn ev'ry line thy praise. 



PSALM LXXI. 



PSALM 71. Second Part. CM. 

Christ our strength and righteousness* 

1 TVTY Saviour, my Almighty Friend, 
jLyX When I begin thy praise, 
Where will the growing numbers end. 

The numbers of thy grace ? 

2 Thou art my everlasting trust, 

Thy goodness I adore ! 
And, since I knew thy graces first, 
I speak thy glories more. 

3 My feet shall travel all the length 

Of the celestial road ; 
And march with courage in thy strength, 
To see my Father, God. 

4 When I am fill'd with sore distress 

For some surprising sin, 
I'll plead thy perfect righteousness, 
And mention none but thine. 

5 How will my lips rejoice to tell 

The vict'ries of my King ! 
My soul, redeemed from sin and hell, 
Shall thy salvation sing. 

6 My tongue shall all the day proclaim 

My Saviour and my God ,* 
His death hath brought my foes to shame ; 
He sav'd me by his blood. 

7 Awake, awake, my tuneful pow'rs, 

With this delightful song, 
I'll entertain the darkest hours, 
Nor think the season long. 
PSALM 71. Third Part. C. M. 

The aged Christian's prayer and song. 

1 jT^A OD of my childhood, and my youth, 
\JT The guide of all my days, 

I have declar'd thy heav'nly truth, 
And told thy wond'rous ways. 

2 Wilt thou forsake my hoary hairs, 

And leave my fainting heart 1 
Who shall sustain my sinking years, 
If God, my strength, depart ? 

3 Let me thy pow'r and truth proclaim 

To the surviving ag;e ; 
And leave a savour of thy name, 
When I shall quit the stage. 

4 The land of silence and of death 

Attends my next remove : 
O may these poor remains of breath 
Teach the wide world thy love ! 



PSALM LXX1I. 



S Thy righteousness is deep and high ; 
Unsearchable thy deeds : 
Thy glory spreads beyond the sky, 



6 Oft have I heard thy threat'ningsroar, 

And oft endur'd the grief; 
But when thy hand has prest me sore, 
Thy grace was my relief. 

7 By long experience have 1 known 

Thy sov'reign pow'r to save : 
At thy command, I venture down 
Securely to the grave. 

£ When I lie buried deep in dust, 
My flesh shall be thy care : 
These withering limbs with thee I tjjnst, 
To raise them strong and fair. 

PSALM 72. First Part. L. M. 
The kingdom of Christ. 
X /^i REAT God, whose universal sway 
Kjf The known and unknown worlds obey, 
Now give the kingdom to thy Son, 
Extend his pow'r, exalt his throne. 

2 Thy sceptre well becomes his hands, 
All heav'n submits to his commands ; 
His justice shall avenge the poor, 
And pride and rage prevail no more. 

3 With pow'r he vindicates the just, 
And treads th' oppressor in the dust ; 
His worship and his fear shall last, 

Till hours, and years, and time be past. 

4 As rain on meadows newly mown, 
So shall he send his influ'nce dowm : 
His grace on fainting souls distils, 
Like heav'nly dew on thirsty hills. 

5 The heathen lands, that lie beneath 
The shades of overspreading death, 
Revive at his first dawning light, 
And deserts blossom at the sight. 

6 The saints shall flourish in his days, 
Drest in the robes of joy and praise : 
Peace, like a river, from his throne 
Shall flow to nations yet unknown. 

PSALM 72. Second Part. L. M. 



1 TESUS shall reign where'er the sun 
CF Does his successive journeys run ; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more, 




Universal reignof Christ. 



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PSALM LXXII. LXXII1. 



2 For him shall endless pray'r be made, 
And praises circle round his head ; 

His name, like sweet pretume, shall rise 
With ev'ry morning sacrifice. 

3 People and realms of ev'ry tongue 
Dwell on his love with sweetest song : 
And infant voices shal' proclaim, 
Their early blessings on his name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns, 
The pris'ner leaps to loose his chains ; 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

5 Where he displays his healing pow'r, 
Death and the curse are known no more .* 
In him the, tribes oi Adam *boast 

More blessings, than their father lost. 

6 Let ev'ry creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King : 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud Aw-en. 

PSALM 72. Third Part. C M. 
The glory of Christ universal and perpetual. 

I HHHE mem'ry of Christ's glorious name 



His spotless fame shall shine as bright 
And lasting as the sun. 

2 In him the nations of the world 

Shall be completely blest ; 
And his imputed righteousness 
By ev'ry tongue confess'd. 

3 Then bless'd be God, the mighty Lord, 

The God whom Israel fears ; 
Who only wond'rous in his works, 
Beyond compare appears. 

4 Let earth be with his glory fiil'd f 

For ever bless his name ; 
Whilst to his praise, the list'ning world 
Their glad assent proclaim. 



PSALM 73. First Part. S. M. 



The mystery of providence unfolded. 

1 O URE there's a righteous God, 
£5 Nor is religion vain : 

Tho' men of vice may boast aloud, 
And men of grace complain. 

2 I saw the wicked rise, 
And felt my heart repine ; 

While haughty fools with scornful eyes,, 
In robes of honor shine. 




psalm lxxiii. 



3 Pamper'd with wanton ease, 
Their flesh looks full and fair ; 

Their wealth rolls in like flowing seas, 
And grows without their care. 

4 Free from the plagues and pains, 
That pious souls endure ; 

Thro' all their life oppression reigns, 
And racks the humble poor. 

5 Their impious tongues blaspheme 
The everlasting God : 

Their malice blasts the good man's name, 
And spreads their lies abroad. 

6 But 1 with flowing tears 
Indulg'd my doubts to rise ; 

" Is there a God that sees or hears 
44 The things below the skies T" 

7 The tumults of my thought 
Held me in hard suspense ; 

Till to thy house my feet were brought 
To learn thy justice thence. 

8 Thy word with light and pow'r 
Did my mistake amend ; 

J view'd the sinners' life before, 
But here I learn 'd their end. 

9 On what a slipp'ry steep 
The thoughtless wrenches go ; 

And, O that dreadful fiery deep, 
That w r aits their fall below I 
10 Lord, at thy feet I bow, 

My thoughts no more repine ; 

I call my God my portion now, 
And all my pow'rs are thine. 

PSALM 73. 'Second Part. C. M. 
God our portion here and hereafter. 

1 f^i OD, my supporter, and my hope, 
VJT My help for ever near : 

Thine arm of mercy held me up, 
When sinking in despair. 

2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feel, 

Thro' this dark wilderness ,• 
Thy hand conduct me near thy seat, 
To dwell before thy face. 

3 Were 1 in heav'n without my God, 

'T would be no joy to me ; 
And while this earth is my abode, 
I long for none but thee. 

4 What if the springs of life were broke. 

And flesh and heart should faint ; 

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PSALM LXXIV, 



God is my soul's eternal rock, 
The strength of ev'ry saint. 

5 Behold ! the sinners, that remove 

Far from thy presence, die : 
Not all the idol gods they love, 
Can save them when they cry. 

6 But to draw near to thee, my God, 

Shall be my sweet employ ; 
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad. 
And tell the world my joy. 

PSALM 74. First Part. C. M. 
The Church pi. ad ing under sore persecution . 

1 T^TTILL God for ever cast us off ? 
v V His wrath for ever smoke 
Against the people of his love, 
His little chosen flock ? 
& Think of the tribes so dearly bought 
With their Redeemer's blood ; 
Nor let thy Zion be forgot, 
Where once thy glory stood. 

3 Lift up thy feet, and march in haste ; 

Aloud our ruin calls : 
See what a wide and fearful waste 
Is made within thy walls. 

4 Where once thy churches pray'd and sang, 

Thy foes profanely roar : 
Over thy gates their ensigns hang, 
Sad tokens of their pow'r. 

5 How are the seats of worship broke ! 

They tear the buildings down : 
And he, that deals the heaviest stroke, 
Procures the chief renown. 

6 With flames they threaten to destroy 

Thy children in their nest : 
" Come, let us burn at once," they cry, 
" The temple and the priest." 

7 And still to heighten our distress, 

Thy presence is withdrawn ; 
Thy wonted signsof pow'r and grace, 
Thy pow'r and grace are gone. 

8 No prophet speaks to calm our woes, 

The best, the wisest, mourn : 
And not a friend, nor promise, shows 
The time of thy return. 

PSALM 74. Second Part. C. M. 
A prayer of the Church for deliverance from great afflic 
tions. 

I TTOW long, eternal God, how long- 
XX Shall men of pride blaspheme ? 



PSALM LXXV, 



Shall saints be made their endless song, 
And bear immortal shame ? 

2 Is not the world of nature thine, 

The darkness and the day 1 
Didst thou not bid the morning shine. 
And mark the sun his way 1 

3 Hath not thy pow'r form'd ev'ry coast, 

And set the earth his bounds ; 
With summer's heat and winter's frost, 
In their perpetual rounds ] 

4 And shall the sons of earth and dust 

That sacred pow'r blaspheme 1 
Will not thy hand that form'd them first, 
Avenge thine injur'd name ? 

5 Think on the cov'nant thou hast made, 

And all thy words of love ; 
Nor let the birds of prey invade, 
And vex thy mourning dove. 

6 Our foes would triumph in our blood, 

And make our hope their jest : 
Plead thy own cause, Almighty God, 
And give thy children rest. 

PSALM 75. L. M. 

Praise Jar national deliverance* 

I f 1 10 thee, most high and holy God, 
JL To thee our thankful hearts we raise 
Thy works declare thy name abroad. 
Thy wondrous works demand our praise. 

% To slav'ry doom'd, thy chosen sons 
Beheld their foes triumphant rise : 
And sore oppress'd by earthly thrones, 
They sought the sovereign of the skies. 

3 'Twas then, great God, with equal pow'r 
Arose thy vengeance and thy grace, 

To scourge their legions from the shore, 
And save the remnant of thy race. 

4 Thy hand, that form'd the restless main, 
And rear'd the mountain's awful head, 
Bade raging seas their course restrain, 
And desert wilds receive their dead. 

5 Such wonders never come by chance, 
Nor can the winds such blessings blow : 
'Tis God the judge doth one advance, 
'Tis God that lays another low. 

6 Let haughty tyrants sink their pride. 
Nor lift so high their scornful head ,• 
But lay their impious thoughts aside, 
And own the empire God hath made,. 



88 PSALM LXXVI. LXXVIL 



PSALM 76. C, M. 

The churches security in God. 
I TN Judah, God of old was known ; 
Jl His name in Israel great : 
In Salem stood his holy throne, 
And Zion was his seat. 
ft What are the earth's wide kingdoms else, 
Than mighty hills of prey ? 
The hill, on which Jehovah dwells, 
More glorious is than they. 

3 'Twas Zion's king, who stopt the breath 

Of captains, and their hosts r 
The men of might slept fast in death : 
And vain were all their boasts. 

4 At thy rebuke, O Jacob's God, 

Both horse and chariot fell ; 
Who knows the terrors of thy rod ! 
Thy vengeance who can tell ! 

5 When God in his own sov'reign ways 

Comes down to save th' ooprest ; 
The wrath of mas shall work his praise, 
And he'll restrain the rest. 

6 Vow to the Lord, and tribute bring: 

Ye princes, fear his frown ; 
His terror shakes the proudest king, 
And cuts an army down. 

7 The thunder of his sharp rebuke 

Our haughty foes shall feel : 
The God of Jacob ne'er forsook, 
But dwells in Zion still. 

PSALM 77. First Part. C. M, 

Melancholy rebuked. 

1 f 1 10 God I cried with mournful voice, 

JL I sought his gracious ear, 
In the sad hour when troubles rose, 
And fill'd my heart with fear. 

2 Gloomy my days, and dark my nights ; 

My soul refus'd relief : 
I thought on God, the just and wise 7 
But thoughts increas'd my grief. 

3 Still I complain'd, and, still opprest, 

My heart began to break : 
My God, thy wrath forbade my rest. 
And kept my eyes awake. 

4 My overwhelming sorrows grew, 

Till I could speak no more ; 
Then I within myself withdrew, 
And calPd thy judgments o'er* 



PSALM LXXVIL 



5 I call'd back years and ancient times, 

When I beheld thy face ; 
My spirit search'd for secret crimes, 
That might withhold thy grace. 

6 I call'd thy mercies to my mind, 

Which I enjoy'd before ; 
And will the Lord no more be kind 1 
His face appear no more ? 

7 Will he forever cast me off 1 

And will his promise fail? 
Hath he forgot his tender love ? 
Shall anger still prevail 1 

8 But I forbid this hopeless thought, 

This dark, despairing frame ; 
Rememb'ring what thy hand hath wrought 
Thy hand is still the same. 

9 I'll think again of all thy ways, 

And talk thy wonders o'er, 
Thy wonders of recov'ring grace, 
When flesh could hope no more. 

10 Grace dwells with justice on the throne ; 

And men, that love thy word, 
Have in thy sanctuary known 
The counsels of the Lord. 

PSALM 77. Second Part. C. M. 
Providences toward ancient Israel improved. 

1 "TTOW awful is thy chast'ning rod !" 

J_ JL (May thy own children say) 
" The great, the wise, the dreadful God, 
" How holy is his way !" 

2 I'll meditate his works of old, 

The King that reigns above : 
I'll hear his ancient wonders told, 
And learn to trust his love. 

3 Long did the house of Jacob lie 

With Egypt's yoke opprest : 
Long he delay'd to hear their cry, 
Nor gave his people rest. 

4 Israel, his people and his sheep, 

Must follow where he calls ; 
He bids them venture thro' the deep, 
And makes the waves their walls, 

5 The waters saw thee, mighty God ! 

The waters saw thee come ; 
Backward they fled, and frighted stood-; 
To make thine armies room. 

6 Strange was thy journey thro' the sea'; 

Thy footsteps, Lord, unknown 



90 PSALM LXXVIII. 

Terrors attend the wondrous way. 
That brings thy mercies down. 

7 He gave them water from the rock. 
And safe by Moses' hand, 
Thro' a dry desert led his flock 
Home to the promised land. 

PSALM 78. First Part. C. M. 

Children instructed by the providence of God 

1 X ET children hear the mighty deeds, 
JLi Which God performed of old, 
Which in our younger years we saw. 

And which our fathers told. 

2 He bids us make his glories known ; 

His works of pow'r and grace : 
And we'll convey his wonders down 
Thro' ev'ry rising race. 

3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, 

And they again to theirs ; 
That generations yet unborn 
May teach them to their heirs. 

4 Thus shall they learn in God alone 

Their hope securely stands ; 
That they may ne'er forget his works, 
But practise his commands. 

PSALM 78. Second Part. CM, 

Sins and chastisements of Israel improved. 

\ f\ WHAT a stiff, rebellious house 
Was Jacob's ancient race ! 
False to their own most solemn vows, 
And to their Maker's grace. 

2 They broke the cov'nant of his love r 

And did his laws despise ; 
Forgot the works he wrought, to prove 
His pow'r before their eyes. 

3 They saw the plagues on Egypt light, 

From his avenging hand : 
What dreadful tokens of his might 
Spread o'er the stubborn land J. 

4 They saw him cleave the mighty sea, 

And march'd in safety through, 
With wat'ry walls to- guard their way. 
Till they" had 'scap'd the foe. 

5 A-wondrous pillar mark'd the road. 

Composed of shade and light $ 
By day it prov'd a shelt'ring cloud, 
A leading fire by night. 

C He from the rock their thirst supplied : 
The gushing waters fell ; 



PSALM LXXVI1I. LXXIX. 



And ran in rivers by their side, 
A constant miracle. 

7 Yet they provok'd the Lord most high. 

And dar'd distrust his hand : 
" Can he with bread our host supply 
" Amidst this desert land ?" 

8 The Lord with indignation heard, 

And caus'd his wrath to flame : 
His terrors ever stand prepar'd 
To vindicate his name. 

PSALM 78. Third Part. C. M. 

Abuse of temporal mercies followed by chastisement^ 

1 T^¥7"HEN Israel sinn'd, the Lord reprov'd, 

V V And fill'd their hearts with dread ; 
Yet he forgave the tribes he lov'd. 
And sent them heav'nly bread. 

2 He fed them with a lib'ral hand, 

And made his treasures known ; 
He gave the midnight clouds command 
To pour provision down. 

3 The manna like a morning show'r, 

Lay thick around their feet : 
The corn of heav'n, so light, so pure. 
As tho' 'twere angel's meat. 

4 But they in murm'ri ag language said, 

44 Manna is all our feast : 
" We loathe this light, this airy bread ; 
" We must have flesh to taste." , 

5 " e shall have flesh to please your lust/* 

The Lord in wrath replied ; 
And sent them quails, like sand or dust ? 
Heap'd up from side to side. 

6 He gave them all their own desire ; 

And, greedy as they fed, 
His vengeance burnt with secret fire, 
And smote the rebels dead. 

7 When some were slain, the rest return'd. 

And sought the Lord with tears ; 
Under the rod they fear'd and mourn'd* 
But soon forgot their fears. 

8 Oft he chastis'd, and still forgave ; 

Till, by his gracious hand, 
The nation, he resolv'd to save, 
Possess'd the promis'd land. 

PSALM 79. L. M. 

The church pleading under sore persecution; 
I X>EHOLD ! O God, what cruel foes, 
JL> Thy peaceful heritage invade ; 



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PSALM LXXX. 



Thy holy temple stands defil'd ; 
In dust thy sacred walls are laid* 

2 Wide o'er the vallies, drench'd in blood, 
Thy people fall'n in death remain :. 
The fowls of heav'n their flesh devour ; 
And savage beasts divide the slain. 

3 Th' insulting foes with impious rage, 
Reproach thy children to their face : 

" Where is your God of boasted pow'r, 
u And where the promise of his grace 7" 

4 Deep from the prison's horrid gloom, 
O ! hear the mournful captive sigh ; 
And let thy sov'reign pow'r reprieve 
The trembling souls condem'd to die. 

5 Let those who dar'd t' insult thy reign, 
Retarn dismay'd with endless shame ; 
While heathens, who thy grace despise, 
Shall from thy vengeance learn thy name. 

6 So shall thy children, freed from death, 
Eternal songs of honor raise ; 

And ev'ry future age shall tell 

Thy sov'reign pow'r and pard'ning grace.. 

PSALM 80. First Part. L. M. 

The prayers of the church under desertion. 

1 f^i REAT Shepherd of thine Israel, 

VJT Who didst between the cherubs dwell , 
And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep 
Safe thro' the desert and the deep. 

2 Thy church is in the desert now, 

Shine from on high, and guide us through; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore, 
We shaLLbe sav'd and sigh no more. 

3 Great God, whom heav'nly hosts obey. 
How long shall we lament and pray,. 
And wait in vain thy kind return ? 
How long shall thy fierce anger burn ? 

4 Instead of wine and cheerful bread, 
Thy saints with their own tears are fed : 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore, 

We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 

PSALM 80. Second Part. L. M. 
Seeking the revived of the Church. 

I T ORD, thou hast planted with thy hands 
JLi A lovely vine in heathen lands ; 
Thy pow'r defended it around, 
And heav'nly dews enrich'd the ground. 

% How did the spreading branches shoot ? 
And bless the nations with the fruit ! 



PSALM LXXX. LXXXI. 



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But now, dear Lord, look down and see 
Thy mourning vine, that lovely tree. 

3 Why is its beauty thus defac'd ? 
Why hast thou laid her fences waste 1 
Strangers and foes against her join, 
And ev'ry beast devours thy vine. 

4 Ruturn, almighty God, return ; 

Nor let thy bleeding vineyard mourn ; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 



PSALM 80. Third Part. L, M* 



1 T ORD, when thy vine in Canaan grew, 
JLi Thou wast its strength, and glory too ; 
Attack'd in vain by all its foes, 

Till the fair branch of promise rose. 

2 Fair Branch, ordain'd of old to shoot 
From David's stock, from Jacob's root ; 
Himself a noble Vine, and we 

The lesser branches of the Tree. 

3 'Tis thy own Son ; and be shall stand 
Girt with thy strength, at thy right hand ; 
Th' eternal Son, enthron'd and blest, 
To give his sufr'ring people rest. 

4 O ! for his sake attend our cry 5 
Shine on thy churches, lest they die : 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 



1 OING to the Lord aloud, 

And make a joyful noise : 
God is our strength, our Saviour God ; 
Let Israel hear his voice. 

2 " From vile idolatry 

" Preserve my worship clean : 
" I am the Lord, who set thee free 
" From slavery and sin. 

3 " Stretch thy desires abroad, 



u But if ye will refuse your God, 
" If Israel will rebel, 

4 " I'll leave them," saith the Lord, 
" To their own lust a prey, 

c ' c And let them run the dang'rous road, 
" 'Tis their own chosen way. 

5 " Yet O, that all my saints 

^ Would hearken to my voice I 



Christy the defender of his church. 





94 PSALM LXXXII. LXXX11L 



Ci Soon would I ease their sore complaints, 
" And bid their hearts rejoice. 
6 " While I destroy'd their foes, 
" I'd richly feed my flock, 
64 And they should taste the stream, that flows 
" From their eternal Rock." 

PSALM 82. L. M. 
God the Supreme Ruler, and magistrates warned. 

1 A MONG th' assemblies of the great, 
XJl A greater Ruler takes his seat ; 
The God of heav'n, as Judge, surveys 
Those gods on earth, and all their ways. 

2 Why will ye then frame wicked laws? 
Or why support th' unrighteous cause ? 
When will ye once defend the poor, 
That sinners vex the saints no more ? 

3 They know not, Lord, nor will they know ; 
Dark are the ways in which they go : 
Their name of earthly gods is vain ; 

For they shall fall, and die like men. 

4 Arise, O Lord, and let thy Son 
Possess his universal throne ; 
And rule the nations with his rod : 
He is our Judge, and he our God. 

PSALM 83. S. M. 

The prayer of the church against persecutors, 

1 A ND will the God of grace 

Perpetual silence keep ? 
The God of justice hold his peace. 
And let his vengeance sleep ? 

2 Behold what cursed snares 
The men of mischief spread ! 

The men, that hate thy saints and thee, 
Lift up their threat'ning head. 

3 Against thy hidden ones 
Their counsels they employ ; 

And malice, with her watchful eye, 
Pursues them to destroy. 

4 " Come, let us join," they cry, 

" To root them from the ground ; 
" Till not the name of saints remain, 
" Nor mem'ry shall be found." 

5 Awake, almighty God ! 
And call thy wrath to mind ; 

Give them like forests to the fire, 
Or stubble to the wind. 

6 Convince their madness, Lord, 
And make them seek thy name : 



PSALM LXXXIV. 



Or else their stubborn rage confound, 
That they may die in shame. 
7 Then shall the nations know- 
That glorious dreadful word : 

Jehovah is thy name alone, 

And thou the sov 'reign Lord. 

PSALM 84. First Part L. M. 
The pleasure of public worship. 

1 TTOW pleasant, how divinely fair, 
JlX O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ! 
With long desire my spirit faints 

To meet th' assemblies of thy saints. 

2 My flesh would rest in thine abode, 
My panting heart cries out for God ; 
My God, my King, why should I be 
So far from all my joys, and thee ? 

3 The sparrow chooses where to rest, 
And for her young provides her nest ; 
But will my God to sparrows grant 
That pleasure which his children want 1 

4 Blest are the saints who sit on high, 
Around thy throne of majesty ; 
Thy brightest glories shine above, 
And all their work is praise and love. 

5 Blest are the souls that find a place : 
Within the temple of thy, grace : 
There they behold thy gentler rays, 
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 

6 Blest are the men whose hearts are set 
To find the way to Zion's gate : 

God is their strength, and thro' the road 
They lean upon their helper, God. 

7 Cheerful they walk with growing strength, 
Till all shall meet in heav'n at length ; 
Till all before thy face appear, 

And join in nobler worship there. 

PSALM 84. Second Part. L. M. 
Grace and glory. 

1 f^i REAT God attend, while Zion sings 
VJT The joy, that from thy presence spring 
To spend one day, with thee on earth, 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place 
Within thy house, O God of grace ; 
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of pow'r, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our sun, he makes our day ; 
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From all th' assaults of hell and sin ; 
From foes without and foes within. 

4 All needful grace God will bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory too : 
He gives us all things, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

5 O God, our King, thy sov'reign sway, 
The glorious hosts of heav'n obey ; 
And devils at thy presence flee : 
Blest is the man that trusts in thee I 

PSALM 84. Third Part. H. M. 
Longing for the house of God. 

1 T~ ORD of the worlds above, 
JLi How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of thy love, 
Thine earthly temples are I 

To thine abode my heart aspires, 
With warm desires to see my God. 

2 The sparrow for her young 
With pleasure seeks a nest, 
And wand'ring swallows long 
To find their wonted rest : 

My spirit faints with equal zeal, 
To rise and dwell among thy saints. 

3 O happy souls that pray 
Where God appoints to hear 1 
O happy men that pay 
Their constant service there ! 

They praise thee still ; and happy they 
That love the way to Zion's hill. 

4 They go from strength to strength, 
Thro' this dark vale of tears ; 
Till each arrives at length : 

Till each in heav'n appears. 
O glorious seat, when God our King 
Shall thither bring our willing feet t 

5 To spend one sacred day, 
Where God and saints abide, 
Affords diviner joy, 

Than thousand days beside ; 
Where God resorts, I covet more 
To keep the door, than shine in courts. 

6 God is our sun and shield, 
Our light and our defence ; 
With gifts his hands are fill'd ,* 
We draw our blessings thence : 

He shall bestow on Jacob's race 
Peculiar grace, and glory too. 

7 The Lord his people loves ; 
His hand no good withholds 



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From those his heart approves 
From pure and pious souls. 
Thrice happy he, O God of hosts, 
Whose spirit trust alone in thee ! 

PSALM 85. First Part. L. M. 
'J 'he Spirit's influence acknowledged and desired in 
greater measure. 

1 X ORD, thou hast call'd thy grace to mind, 
JLi Thou hast revers'd our heavy doom : 

So God forgave when Israel sinn'd, 

And brought his wand'ring captives home. 

2 Thou hast begun to set us free, 
And made thy fiercest wrath abate : 
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee ; 
And thy salvation be complete. 

3 Revive our dying graces, Lord, 
And let thy saints in thee rejoice : 
Make known thy truth, fulfil thy word ; 
We wait for praise to tune our voice. 

4 We wait to hear what God will say ; 
He'll speak, and give his people peace : 
But let them run no more astray, 

Lest his returning wrath increase. 

PSALM 85. Second Part. L. M. 
Salvation by Christ. 

1 ALVATION is for ever nigh 

iO The souls, that fear and trust the Lord; 
And grace, descending from on high, 
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 

2 Mercy and truth on earth are met, 

Since Christ the Lord came down from heav'n: 
By his obedience, so complete, 
Justice is pleas'd, and peace is giv'n. 

3 Now truth and honor shall abound ; 
Religion dwell on earth again ; 

And heav'nly influ'nce bless the ground, 
In our Redeemer's gentle reign. 

4 His righteousness is gone before, 
To give us tree access to God : 

Our wand'ring feet shall stray no more, 
But mark his steps, and keep the road. 
PSALM 86. First Part. C. M. 
Majesty and grace of God. 

1 A MONG the princes, earthly gods, 
XJL There's none hath pow'r divine ; 
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord ! 

Nor are their works like thine. 

2 The nations, thou hast made, shall bring 

Their ofPrings round thy throne : 
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For thou alone dost wondrous things ; 
For thou art God alone. 

3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet ; 

Teach me thy heav'nly ways ; 
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite 
In God my Father's praise. 

4 Great is thy mercy, and my tongue 

Shall those sweet wonders tell ; 
How by thy grace my sinking soul 
Rose from the deeps of hell. 

PSALM 86. Second Part. L. M. 
Mourning over unbelief, and pleading for the evidence of 
an interest in Christ. 

1 TESUS my God, my all in all, 

Display thy pow'r, unveil thy face ; 
Wilt thou not hear when sinners call 7 
Is not thy reign a reign of grace ? 

2 A thousand times my tongue hath said, 

4 i Bought with a price, I'm not my own ;" 
A thousand times my soul hath fled, 
And sought relief before thy throne. 

3 But now I grope, as in the night, 

I can't believe, and dare not trust : 
My path is hedg'd, I see no light, 
My hopes are prostrate in the dust. 

4 With fears that all experience past 
Hath been delusive, false and vain, 
I dread, lest falling short at last, / 
I never shall the prize obtain. 

f> When to the cross I wish to fly, 

And see the blood of sprinkling flow ; 

To Sinai's mount, not Calvary, 

A legal spirit bids me go. 
6 Striving to stretch my wither'd arms, 

I fain would give myself away ; 

But sins and guilt excite alarms, 

And check a near approach to thee. 
? O ! if already I've believ'd, 

If Christ and I indeed be one : 

Then prove thyself my help and shield . 

Or, let the work be now begun. 
C Show me a token, Lord, for good, 

And let me know that I am thine ; 

Dispel my doubts, disperse the cloud. 

And on my soul benignant shine. 
9 Now let thy Spirit from above, 

Bear witness to my troubled heart ; 

Now shed abroad my Father's love, 

And filial confidence impart. 



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iO Then shall my foes, who hate me, see 
That God is faithful to his saints ; 
That he hath heard and helped me, 
And chang'd to praise my sad complaints. 

PSALM 87. L. M. 

The glory of the church and happiness of belonging 
to her. 

1 f^i OD in his earthly temple lays 

\JT Foundations for his heav'nly praise j 
He likes the tents of Jacob well ; 
But still in Zion loves to dwell. 

2 His mercy visits ev'ry house, 

That pays its night and morning vows ; 
But makes a more delightful stay, 
Where churches meet to praise and pray. 

3 What glories were describ'd of old ! 
What wonders are of Zion told ! 
Thou city of our God below, 

Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 

4 Egypt and Tyre, the Greek and Jew, 
Shall there begin their lives anew : 
Angels and men shall join to sing 
The hill, where living waters spring. 

') When God makes up his last account 
Of natives in his holy mount, 
'Twill be an honor to appear, 
As one new born and nourish'd there. 
PSALM 88. 'First Part. L. M. 
Life the only accepted time. 

WHILE life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is found and peace is giv'n ; 
But soon, ah soon ! th' approaching night 
Shall blot out ev'ry hope of heav'n. 

2 While God invites, how bless'd the day ! 
How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! 
" Come sinners, haste, O ! haste away, 
" While yet a pard'ning God he's found. 

3 " In that lone land of deep despair, 

" No Sabbath's heav'nly light shall rise ; 
" No God regard your bitter pray'r, 
" Nor Saviour call you to the skies." 
PSALM 88. Second Part. S. M, 
Sickness sanctified. 

1 O TRETCH'D on the bed of grief, 
O In silence long I lay ; 

For sore disease, and wasting pain, 
Had worn my strength away. 

2 How mourn'd my sinking soul 
The Sabbath's hours divine j 



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The day of grace, that precious day, • 
Consumed in sense, and sin. 

3 The work, the mighty work 
Of life so long delay'd ; 

Repentance, yet to be begun, 
Upon a dying bed ! 

4 Then to the Lord I pray'd, 
And rais'd a bitter cry : 

" Hear me, O God, and save my soul, 
" Lest I for ever die." 

5 He heard my humble cry ; 
He sav'd my soul from death : 

To him I'll give my heart and hands, 
And consecrate my breath. 

6 Ye sinners, fear the Lord, 
While yet 'tis call'd to-day ; 

Soon will the awful voice of death 
Command your souls away. 

PSALM 88. Third Part. L. M 
Resurrection and immortally. 

1 OHALL man, O God of light and life, 
frO For ever moulder in the grave 1 
Canst thou forget thy glorious work, 
Thy promise, and thy pow'r to save ? 

2 Cease, cease, ye vain desponding fears : 
When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprang 
Death, the last foe, was captive led, 

And heav'n with praise and wonder rang, 

3 Him the first fruits, his chosen sons 
Shall follow from the vanquish'd grave ; 
He mounts his throne, the King of kings, 
His church to quicken, and to save. 

4 Faith sees the bright eternal doors 
Unfold, to make his children way : 
They shall be cloth'd with endless life, 
And shine in everlasting day. 

5 The trump shall sound ; the dust awake ; . 
From the cold tomb the slumb'rers spring ; 
Tho' heav'n with joy their myriads rise, 
And hail their Saviour and their King. 

PSALM 88. Fourth Part. L. M. 
A believer walking in darkness, 

1 X ORD, in a day of pow'r divine 

I A Thy grace prevail'd, and made me thine 
To thee, my soul, when young, I gave, 
And trusted in thy pow'r to save. 

2 But where remain the joy and peace, 
Which, then 1 thought, would never cease? 



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If I am thine, how can it be, 
That comforts should for ever flee 7 

3 Involved in glooms of darkest night, 
And banish'd from thy blissful sight, 
1 seek thy face on ev'ry side ; 

But still the glooms of night abide. 

4 Up from my youth, depriv'd of joy, 
Afflictions all my peace destroy ; 
Thy terrors oft distract my soul, 
And sorrows rise beyond control. 

5 O ! turn thine hand, command relief, 



PSALM 89. First Part. L. M. 



1 XjlOR ever shall my song record 

_F The truth and mercy of the Lord ; 
Mercy and truth for ever stand, 
Like heav'n established by his hand. 

2 Thus to his Son he sware, and said, 

" With thee my cov'nant first was made 
" In thee shall dying sinners live ; 
" Glory and grace are thine to give. 

3 " Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest ; 
" Thy children shall be ever blest ; 

" Thou art my chosen King ; thy throne 
" Shall stand eternal like my own." 

4 Now let the church rejoice, and sing 
Jesus her Saviour, and her King : 
Angels his heav'nly wonders show, 
And saints declare his works below. 

PSALM 89. StcondPart. C M. 
The faithf ulness of God. 

1 1VTY never ceasing songs shall show 
jjf JL The mercies of the Lord : 

And make succeeding ages know 
How faithful is his word. 

2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce, 

Shall firm as heav'n endure ; 
And if he speaks a promise once, 
Th' eternal grace is sure. 

3 How long the race of David held 

The promis'd Jewish throne ! 
But there's a nobler cov'nant seal'd 
To David's greater Son. 

4 His seed for ever shall possess 

A throne above the skies ; 




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The covenant made with Christ, 



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The meanest subject of his grace, 
Shall to that glory rise. 
5 Lord God of hosts, thy wondrous ways 
Are sung by saints above ; 
And saints on earth their honors raise 
To thy unchanging love. 

PSALM 89. Third Part. C. M. 
The power and Majesty of God. 

1 TyCTITH rev'rence let thy saints appear, 
t V And bow before the Lord ; 
His high commands adoring hear, 
And tremble at his word. 

% How terrible thy glories be ! 

How bright thine armies shine ! 
Where is the pow'r that vies with thee 
Or truth compar'd with thine 1 

3 The northern pole and southern rest 

On thy supporting hand ; 
Darkness and day, from east to west. 
Move round at thy command. 

4 Thy words the raging winds control, 

And rule the boist'rous deep : 
Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roil. 
The rolling billows sleep. 

5 Heav'n, earth, and air, and sea are thine. 

And the dark world of hell ; 
How did thine arm in vengeance shine 
When Egypt durst rebel ! 

6 Justice and judgment are thy throne, 

Yet wondrous is thy grace ; 
-While truth and mercy, join'd in one, 
Invite us near thy face. 

PSALM 89. Fourth Pari. C. M. 

The blessedness of knowing the Gospel. 

1 T3LEST are the souls that hear and know 
■ > The gospel's joyful sound ; 

Peace shall attend the path they go, 
And light their steps surround. 

2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up 

Thro' their Redeemer's name ; 
His righteousness exalts their hope, 
Nor Satan dares condemn. 

3 The Lord, our glory and defence, 

Strength and salvation gives ; 
Israel, thy King for ever reigns, 
Thy God forever lives. 



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PSALM S9. Fifth Part. C. M. 
Christ's Mediatorial Kingdom. 
I TTEAR what the Lord in vision said, 
JlX And made his mercy known ; 
" Sinners, behold, your help is laid 
" On my almighty Son." 
% High shall he reign on David's throne, 
Sly people's better King ; 
My arm shall beat his rivals down, 
And still new subjects bring* 

3 My truth shall guard him in his way, 

With mercy by his side ; 
While in my name thro' earth and sea 
He shall in triumph ride. 

4 My cov'nant stands forever fast, 

My promises are strong ; 
Firm as the heav'ns his throne shall last, 
His seed endure as long. 

PSALM 89. Sixth Part. C. M> 
The covenant of grace unchangeable. 

1 A7" ET (saith the Lord) if David's race, 

JL The children of my Son, 
Should break my laws, abuse my grace, 
And tempt mine anger down ; 

2 Their sins I'll visit with the rod, 

And make their folly smart. ; 
But I'll not cease to be their God, 
Nor from my truth depart. 

3 My cov'nant I will ne'er revoke, 

But keep my grace in mind ; 
And what eternal love hath spoke, 
Eternal truth shall bind. 

4 Once have I sworn (I need no more) 

And pledg'd my holiness, 
To seal my sacred promise sure 
To David and his race. 

5 The sun shall see bis offspring rise, 

And spread from sea to sea, 
Long as he travels round the skies 
To give the nations day. 

6 Sure as the moon that rules the night, 

His kingdom shall endure ; 
Till the fix'd laws of shade and light 
Shall be observ'd no more. 

PSALM 89. Seventh Part. L. M. 

Mortality and hope. A funeral Psalm. 

I T> EMEMBER, Lord, our mortal state ; 
JlV How frail our life, how short the date ! 



104 PSALM XC. 

Where is the man that draws his breath 
Safe from disease, secure from death ? 

2 Lord, while we see whole nations die. 
Our flesh and sense repine, and cry, 

" Must death forever rage and reign ? 
" Or hast thou made mankind in vain ? 

3 " Where is thy promise to the just ? 

" Are not thy servants turn'd to dust V J 
But faith forbids these mournful sighs, 
And sees the sleeping dust arise. 

4 That glorious hour, that dreadful day, 
Wipes the reproach of saints away ; 
And clears the honor of thy word : 
Awake, our souls, and bless the Lord. 

PSALM 90. First Part. L. M. 
Man mortal, and God eternal. A funeral Psalm, 

1 rTlHRO' ev'ry age, eternal God ! 

JL Thou art our rest, our safe abode ; 
High was thy throne, ere heav'n was made* 
Or earth thy humble footstool laid. 

2 Long had'st thou reign'd ere time began, 
Or dust was fashion'd into man ; 

And long thy kingdom shall endure, 
When earth and time shall be no more. 

3 But man, weak man, is born to die, 
Made up of guilt and vanity : 

Thy dreadful sentence, Lord, was just, 
" Return, ye sinners, to your dust." 

4 A thousand of our years amount 
Scarce to a day in thy account ; 
Like yesterday's departed liglit, 
Or the last watch of ending night. 

5 Death, like an overflowing stream, 
Sweeps us away : our life's a dream 
An empty tale ; a morning flow'r, 
Cut down and withered in an hour. 

6 Our age to seventy years is set ; 

How short the term ! how frail the state ! 

And if to eighty we arrive, 

We rather sigh and groan, than live. 

7 But oh ! how oft thy wrath appears, 
And cuts off our expected years ! 
Thy wrath awakes our humble dread : 
We fear the pow'r that strikes us dead. 

8 Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man ; 
And kindly lengthen out our span : 
Till faith, and love, and piety, 

Fit us to die, and dwell witl/thec. 



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PSALM 90. Second Part. C. M. 
Man frail, and God our refuge. 

1 /^UR God, our help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal home ! 

2 Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth receiv'd her frame, 
From everlasting thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 

3 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly, forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the op'ning day. 

4 Our God, our help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come^ 
Be thou our guard while troubles last, 
And our eternal home. 

PSALM 90. Third Part. C. M. 
Death the effect of sin — the brevity of human life 

1 X ORD, if thine eyes survey our faults, 
JLi And justice grows severe, 

Thy dreadful wrath exceeds our thoughts. 
And burns beyond our fear. 

2 Thine anger turns our frame to dust ; 

By one offence to thee, 
Adam and all his sons have lost 
Their immortality. 

3 Life, like a vain amusement flies, 

A fable or a song : 
By swift degrees our nature dies, 
Nor can our joys be long. 

4 'Tis but a few, whose days amount 

To three score years and ten ; 
And all, beyond that short account, 
Is sorrow, toil, and pain. 

5 Almighty God, reveal thy love, 

And not thy wrath alone : 
O let our sweet experience prove 
The mercies of thy throne ! 

PSALM 90. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Breathing after heaven. 

1 13 ETURN, O God of love, return ; 
.JlV Earth is a tiresome place : 

How long shall we, thy children, mourn 
Our absence from thy face ? 

2 Let heav'n succeed our painful yearSj. 

Let sin and sorrow cease ,• 



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And, in proportion to our tears, 
So make our joys increase. 

3 Thy wonders to thy servants show, 

Make thy own work complete ; 
Then shall our souls thy glory know, 
And own thy love was great. 

4 Then shall we shine before thy throne, 

In all thy beauty, Lord ; 
And the poor service, we have done, 
Meet a divine reward. 

PSALM 91. First Part. L. M. 

Safety in -public diseases and dangers* 

1 TTE, that hath made his refuse God, 
JlJL Shall find a most secure abode ; 
Shall walk all day beneath his shade, 
And there at night shall rest his head. 

2 Then will I say," My God, thy pow'r 
" Shall be my fortress and my tow'r : 
" I, that am form'd of feeble dust, 

" Make thine almighty arm my trust." 

3 Thrice happy man ! thy Maker's care 
Shall keep thee from the fowler's snare, 
Satan, the tempter, who betrays 
Unguarded souls a thousand ways. 

4 Just as a hen protects her brood 

From birds of prey, that seek their blood. 
Under her feathers ; so the Lord 
Makes his own arm his people's guard. 

5 If burning beams of noon conspire 
To dart a pestilential fire, 

God is their life : his wings are spread 
To shield them, with an healthful shade. 

6 If vapours with malignant breath 
Rise thick, and scatter midnight death, 
Israel is safe : the poison 'd air 
Grows pure, if Israel's God be there. 

7 What tho' a thousand at thy side, 

At thy right hand ten thousand died ; 
Thy God his chosen people saves 
Among the dead, amid the graves. 

8 But if the fire, or plague, or sword, 
Receive commission from the Lord, 
To strike his saints among the rest ; 
Their very pains and deaths are blest. 

9 The sword, the pestilence, or fire, 
Shall but fulfil their best desire : 
From sins and sorrows set them free, 
And bring thy children, Lord, to thee. 



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PSALM 91. Second Part. C. M. 

The same. 

1 "Y7"E sons of men, a feeble race, 
JL Expos'd to ev'ry snare, 

Come, make your Lord your dwelling-place, 
And try, and trust his care. 

2 No ill shall enter where you dwell ; 

Or if the plague come nigh, 
And sweep the wicked down to hell, 
'Twill raise his saints on high. 

3 He'll give his angels charge to keep 

Your feet in all their ways ; 
To watch your pillow, while you sleep, 

And guard your happy days. 
1 Their hands shall bear you, lest you fall, 

And dash against the stones : 
Are they not servants at his call, 

And sent t' attend his sons ? 

5 Adders and lions ye shall tread ; 

The tempter's wiles defeat : 
For he that broke the serpent's head 
Puts him beneath your feet. 

6 " Because on me they set their love, 

" Pll save them ; (saiththe Lord) 
" Pll bear their joyful souls above 
" Destruction, and the sword. 

7 " My grace shall answer when they call : 

" In trouble Pll be nigh : 
"My pow'r shall help them when they fall, 
" And raise them when they die. 

8 " Those that on earth my name have known, 

" Pll honor them in heav'n ; 
" There my salvation shall be shown, 
" And endless life be giv'n." 

PSALM 92. First Part. L. M. 
A psalm for the Lord's day. 

1 DWEET is the work, my God, my King, 

k3 To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; 
To show thy love by morning light, 
And talk of all thy truth at night. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest, 

No mortal care shall seize my breast : 
Oj may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound. 

3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless his works, and bless his word : 
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine I 
How deep thy counsels ! how divine ! 



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4 Fools never raise their thoughts so high ; 
Like brutes they live, like brutes they die 
Like grass they flourish, till thy breath 
Blasts them in everlasting death. 

5 But 1 shall share a glorious part 

When grace hath well refin'd my heart ; 
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 

6 Sin (my worst enemy before) 

Shall vex my eyes and ears no more ; 
My inward foes shall all be slain ; 
Nor Satan break my peace again. 

? Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All I desir'd or wish'd below : 
And ev'ry pow'r find sweet employ 
In that eternal world of joy. 

PSALM 92. Second Part. L. ML. 
Aged Saints. 

1 "f" ORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand 
.1 A In gardens planted by thy hand : 
Let me within thy courts be seen, 
Like a young cedar fresh and green. 

2 There grow thy saints in faith and love, 
Blest with thine influ'nce from above ; 
Not Lebanon with all its trees 

Yields such a comely sight as these. 

3 The plants of grace shall ever live ; 
Nature decays^ but grace must thrive ; 
Time, that doth all things else impair, 
Still makes them flourish strong and fair. 

4 Laden with fruits of age, they show 
The Lord is holy, just and true ; 
None, that attend his gates, shall find 
A God unfaithful or unkind. 

PSALM 93. L. M. 

Eternity and dominion of God. 

1 TEHOVAH reigns : He dwells in light, 
9j Girded with majesty and might : 
The world, created by liis hands, 

Still on its first foundation stands. 

2 But ere this spacious world was made. 
Or had its first foundation laid ; 

Thy throne eternal ages stood, 
Thyself the ever-living God. 

3 Like floods the angry nations rise, 
And aim their rage against the skies ; 
Vain floods, that aim their rage so high ! 
At thy rebuke the billows die ! 



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4 For ever shall thy throne endure ; 
Thy promise stands forever sure ; 
And everlasting holiness 
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace. 

PSALM 94. First Part. C. M. 
Sinners threatened, — saints chastised. 

1 f~\ GOD, to whom revenge belongs, 
V/ Proclaim thy wrath aloud ; 

Let sov'reign pow'r redress our wrongs, 
Let justice smite the proud. 

2 They say, " The Lord nor sees nor hears :" 

When will the fools be wise ? 
Can he be deaf, who form'd their ears ? 
Or blind, who made their eyes ? 

3 He knows their impious thoughts are vain, 

And they shall feel his pow'r : 
His wrath shall pierce their souls with pain 
In some surprising hour. 

4 But if thy saints deserve rebuke, 

Thou hast a gentler rod ; 
Thy providences and thy book 
Shall make them know their God. 

5 Blest is the man thy bands chastise, 

And to his duty tlraw : 
Thy chast'nings make thy children wise, 



6 But God will ne'er cast off his saints, 
Nor his own promise break ; 
He pardons his inheritance 
For their Redeemer's sake. 

PSALM 94. Second Part. C. M. 
God our support and comfort. 

1 T/^7"HO w iM arlse an d plead my right 

▼ ▼ Against my numerous foes ; 
While earth and hell their force unite, 
And all my hopes oppose ? 

2 Had not the Lord, my rock, my help, 

Sustain'd my fainting head, 
My life had now in silence dwelt ; 



3 " Alas ! my sliding feet !" I cri'd, 

Thy promise was my prop : 
Thy grace stood constant by my side, 
Thy Spirit bore me up. 

4 While multitudes of mournful thoughts 

Within my bosom roll ; 
Thy boundless love forgives my faults, 






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5 Pow'rs of iniquity may rise, 

And frame pernicious laws ; 
But God, my refuge, rules the skies ; 
He will defend my cause. 

6 Let malice vent her rage aloud, 

Let bold blasphemers scoff : 
The Lord our God shall judge the proud. 
And cut the sinners off, 

PSALM 95. First Part. C. M. 

Introductory Psalm. 

1 OING to the Lord Jehovah's name, 
IO And in his strength rejoice : . 
When his salvation is our theme, 
Exalted be our voice. 
t With thanks approach his awful sight, 
And psalms of honor sing : 
The Lord's a God of boundless might. 
The whole creation's King. 

3 Let princes hear, let angels know, 

How mean their natures seem, 
Those gods on high, and gods below, 
When once compar'd with him. 

4 Earth, with its caverns dark and deep, 

Lies in his spacious hand f 
He fix'd the seas, what bounds to keep, 
And where the hills must stand. 

5 Come, and with humble souls adore ; 

Come, kneel before his face ; 

! may the creatures of his pow'r 
Be children of his grace ! 

6 Now is the time : he bends his ear, 

And waits for your request : 
Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear, 
" Ye shall not see my rest." 

PSALM 95. Second Part. S. M. 
A call to delaying sinners. 

1 /~iOME, sound his praise abroad, 
\J And hymns of glory sing : 

Jehovah is the sov'reign God, 
The universal King. 

2 He form'd the deeps unknown ; 
He gave the seas their bound ; 

The wat'ry worlds are all his own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at his throne ; 
Come, bow before the Lord : 

We are his work, and notour own. 
He form'd us by his word. 



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4 To-day attend his voice, 
Nor dare provoke his rod : 

Come, like the people of his choice, 
And own your gracious God. 

5 But if your ears refuse 
The language of his grace ; 

And hearts grow hard like stubborn Jews, 
That unbelieving race : 

6 The Lord in vengeance drest, 
Will lift his hand and swear ; 

" Ye that despise my promis'd rest, 
" Shall have no portion there." 
PSALM 95. Third Part. L. M. 

A call to delaying sinners. 

1 OME, let our souls address the Lord, 
Kj Who fram'd our natures with his word 
He is our shepherd ; we the sheep, 

His mercy chose, his pastures keep. 

2 Come, let us hear his voice to-day, 
The counsels of his love obey ; 
Nor let our harden'd hearts renew 
The sins and plagues that Israel knew, 

3 Seize the kind promise, while it waits, 
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates ; 
Believe, and take the promis'd rest : 
Obey, and be for ever blest, 

PSALM 96. First Part. C. M, 

The first and second coming of Ckrist* 

1 Q^ING to the Lord, ye distant lands, 
k3 Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue ; 

His rich display of grace demands 
A new and nobler song. 

2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns, - 

God's own almighty Son : 
His pow'r the sinking world sustains, • 
And grace surrounds his throne. 

3 Let heav'n proclaim the joyful day ; 

Joy thro' the earth be seen : 
Let cities shine in bright array, 
And fields in cheerful green. 

4 Let an unusual joy surprise 

The islands of the sea : 
Ye mountains sink ; ye vallies rise ; 
Prepare the Lord his way. 

5 Behold he comes ! he comes to bless 

The nations as their God : 
To show the world his righteousness, 
And send his truth abroad. 



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6 But when his voice shall raise the dead, 
And bid the world draw near ; 
How will the guilty nations dread, 
To see their Judge appear I 

PSALM 96. Second Part. L. P. M. 
Universal acknowledgment of God. 

1 PT1HE heathen know thy glory, Lord; 

JL The wond'ring nations read thy word ; 

In these far climes Jehovah's known : 
Our worship shall no more be paid 
To gods which mortal hands nave made ; 

Our Maker is our God alone. 

2 He fram'd the globe, he built the sky ; 
He made the shining worlds on high ; 

And reigns complete in glory there : 
His beams are majesty and light ; 
His beauties, how divinely bright ! 

His temple, how divinely fair ! 

3 Come, the great day, the glorious hour, 
When earth shall feel his saving pow'r, 

And barb'rous nations fear his name : 
Then shall the race of man confess 
The beauty of his holiness ; 
And in his courts his grace proclaim. 
PSALM 97. First Part. L. M. 
Christ reigning^ and coming to judgment, 
i TTE reigns ; the Lord, the Saviour reigns ! 
11 Praise him in evangelic strains : 
Let the whole earth in songs rejoice, 
And distant islands join their voice. 
% Deep are his counsels and unknown ; 
But grace and truth support his throne : 
Tho' gloomy clouds his ways surround 
Justice is their eternal ground. 

3 In robes of judgment, lo, he comes ! 
Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs 
Before h%i burns devouring fire ; 

The mountains melt, the seas retire. 

4 His enemies, with sore dismay, 

Fly from the sight, and shun the day : 
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high, 
And sing, for your redemption's nigh. 
PSALM 97. Second Part. L. M. 
Christ adored by angels. 

1 FT1HE Lord is come ; the heav'ns proclaim 

JL His birth ; the nations learn his name : 
An unknown star directs the road 
Of eastern sages to their God. 

2 All ye bright armies of the skies, 
Go, worship, where the Saviour lies : 



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Angels and kings before him bow, 
Those gods on high and gods below. 
3 Let idols totter to the ground, 

And their own worshippers confound : 

Let Judah shout, let Zion sing, 

And earth confess her sov'reign King. 

PSALM 97. Third Part. L. M, 
Grace and glory. 

1 PTHH' Almighty reigns, exalted high 

A O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky i 
Tho' clouds and darkness veil his feet, 
His dwelling is the mercy seat. 

2 O ye, that love his holy name, 
Hate ev'ry work of sin and shame ! 
He guards the souls of all his friends. 
And from the snares of hell defends. 

3 Immortal light, and joys unknown, 
Are for the saints in darkness sown : 
Those glorious seeds shall spring and r1s£- 
And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 

4 Rejoice, ye righteous, and record 
The sacred honours of the Lord : 
None but the soul that feels his grace, 
Can triumph in his holiness. 

PSALM 98. First Part. C. M. 
Praise for the gospel. 

1 rilO our almighty Maker, God, 

JL New honors be addrest : 
His great salvation shines abroad, 
And makes the nations blest. 

2 He spake the word to Abra'm first ; 

His truth fulfils the grace : 
The Gentiles make his name their trust, 
And learn his righteousness. 

3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim, 

With all her diff'rent tongues ; 
And spread the honors of his name 
In melody and songs. 

PSALM 98. Second Part. C. M* 
The Messiah's coming and kingdom* 

\ TOY to the world ; the Lord is come : 
d Let earth receive her King ; 
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room, 
And heav'n and nature sing. 
2 Joy to the earth ; the Saviour reigns : 
Let men their songs employ ,• 
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While fields, and floods, rocks, hills and plains 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow. 

Nor thorns infest the ground : 
He comes, to make his blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

4 He rules the world with truth and grace, 

And makes the nations prove 
The glories of his righteousness, 
And wonders of his love. 

PSALM 99. First Part. S. M. 
The kingdom and Majesty of Christ. 

1 fTlHE Lord, Jehovah, reigns, 

_L Let all the nations fear ; 
Let sinners tremble at his throne ; 
And saints be humbled there. 

2 Jesus the Saviour reigns, 
Let earth adore its Lord : 

Bright cherubs his attendants stand, 
And swift fulfil his word. 

3 In Zion is his throne ; 
His honors are divine ; 

His church shall make his wonders known : 
For there his glories shine. 

4 How holy is his name ! 
How terrible his praise ! 

Justice and truth, and judgment join, 
In all his works of grace 

PSALM 99. Second Part. S. M. 

The majesty and grace of God acknoxdedged 

1 TCI X ALT the Lord our God, 

IT J And worship at his feet ; 
His ways are wisdom pow'r and truth. 
And mercy is his seat. 

2 When Israel was his churchy 
When Aaron was his priest, 

When Moses cri'd, when Samuel pray'd, 
He gave his people rest. 

3 Oft he forgave their sins, 
*Nor would destroy their race ; 

And oft he made his vengeance known 
When they abus'd his grace. 

4 Exalt the Lord our God ; 
His grace is still the»same : 

Still he's a God of holiness, 
And jealous for his name. 



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PSALM 100. First Part. L. M. 



Praise to our Creator. 



1 T3EFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
_I3 Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; 
Know that the Lord is God alone ,* 
He can create, and he destroy. 

2 His sov'reign pow'r, without our aid, 
Made us of clay, and form'd us men ; 

And when like wand'ring sheep we stray 'd ? 
He brought us to his fold again. 

3 We are his people, we his care ; 
Our souls and all our mortal frame : 
What lasting honors shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to thy name 1 

4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs ] 
High as the heav'n our voices raise : 

And earth with her ten thousand tongues 
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise „ 

5 Wide as the world is thy command, 
Vast as eternity thy love : 

Firm as a rock thy truth must stand, 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 



PSALM 100. Second Part. H. M. 



His goodness and his pow'r. 
Let cheerful songs declare his ways, 
And let his praise inspire your tongues. 

2 Enter his courts with joy ; 
With fear address the Lord : 
He form'd us with his hand, 
And quicken'd by his word. 

With wide command he spreads his sway 
O'er ev'ry sea, andev'ry land. 

3 His hands provide our food, 
And ev'ry blessing give : 
We feed upon his care, 
And in his pastures live. 

With cheerful songs declare his ways, 
And let his praise inspire your tongues, 

4 Good is the Lord, our God, 
His truth and mercy sure ; 
While earth and heav'n shall last, 
His promises endure. 

With bounteous hand he spreads his sway 
O'er ev'ry sea, and ev'ry land. 



Praise to our Redeemer. 



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SING to the Lord most high ; 
Let ev'ry land adore : 



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PSALM 101. First Part. L. M. 
The magistrate's psalm* 

1 "Jl/TERC Y and judgment are my song : 
XtX And since they both to thee belong. 
My gracious God, my righteous King, 
To thee my songs and vows I'll bring, 

2 If I am rais'd to bear the sword, 
I'll take my counsels from thy word : 
Thy justice and thy heav'nly grace 
Shall be the pattern of my ways. 

3 Let wisdom all my actions guide, 
And let my God with me reside : 

No wicked thing shall dwell with me, 
Which may provoke thy jealousy. 

4 I'll search the land, and raise the just 
To posts of honor, wealth and trust ; 
The men that work thy holy will, 
Shall be my friends and fav'rites still. 

5 In vain shall sinners hope to rise 
By flatt'ring or malicious lies ; 
And while the innocent I guard, 
The bold offender shan't be spar'd. 

6 The impious crew, that factious band, 
Shall hide their heads, or quit the land : 
And all that break the public rest, 
Where I have pow'r, shall be supprest. 

PSALM 101. Second Part. C. M. 

The magistrate's psalm. 

1 (T\F justice and of grace I sing, 
\.Jf And pay my God my vows : 

Thy grace and justice, heav'nly King, 
Teach me to rule my house. 

2 Now to my tent, O God, repair, 

And make thy servant wise : 
I'll suffer nothing near me there, 
That shall offend thine eyes. 

3 The man that doth his neighbour wrong 

By falsehood or by force ; 
The scornful eye, the sland'rous tongue, 
I'll thrust them from my doors. 

4 I'll seek the faithful and the just, 

And will their help enjoy ; 
These are the friends that I shall trust, 
The servants I'll employ. 

5 The wretch that deals in sly deceit, 

I'll not endure a night : 
The liar's tongue I'll ever hate, 
And banish from my sight. 



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6 I'll purge my family around, 
And make the wicked flee , 
So shall my house be ever found, 
A dwelling fit for thee. 

PSALM 102. First Part. C. M. 
A prayer of the afflicted. 

1 T TEAR me, O God, nor hide thy face, 
xX But answer, lest I die : 
Hast thou not built a throne of grace 
To hear when sinners cry 1 
% My days are wasted like the smoke 
Dissolving in the air ; 
My strength is dried, my heart is broke. 
And sinking in despair. 

3 My spirits flag like with'ring grass 

Burnt with excessive heat : 
In secret groans my minutes pass, 
And I forget to eat. 

4 As on some lonely building's top 

The sparrow tells her moan ; 
Far from the tents of joy and hope 
I sit and grieve alone. 

5 My soul is like a wilderness, 

Where beasts of midnight howl ; 
There the sad raven finds her place, 
And there the screaming owl. 

6 Dark dismal thoughts and boding fears 

Dwell in my troubled breast ; 
While sharp reproaches wound my ears, 
Nor give my spirit rest. 

7 My cup is mingled with my woes. 

And tears are my repast ; 
My daily bread like ashes grows 
Unpleasant to my taste. 

8 Sense can afford no real joy 

To souls that feel thy frown ; 
Lord, 'twas thy hand advanc'd me high ; 
Thy hand hath cast me down. 

9 My looks like wither'd leaves appear ; 

And life's declining light 
Grows faint, as ev'ning shadows are, 
That vanish into night. 

10 But thou forever art the same, 

O my eternal God ! 
Ages to come shall know thy name, 
And spread thy works abroad. 

11 Thou wilt arise and show thy face ; 

Nor will my Lord delay 



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Beyond the appointed hour of grace, 
That long expected day. 

12 He hears his saints, he knows their cry ; 
And by mysterious ways 
Redeems the pris'ners doom'd to die, 
And fills their tongues with praise. 

PSALM 102. Second Part. C. M. 
Prayer heard, and the church revived. 

1 X ET Zion and her sons rejoice ! 
I A Behold the promis'd hour ! 

Her God hath heard her mourning voice, 
And comes t' exalt his pow'r. 

2 Her dust and ruins, that remain, 

Are precious in our eyes ; 
Those ruins shall be built again, 
And all that dust shall rise. 

3 The Lord will raise Jerusalem, 

And stand in glory there : 
Nations shall bow before his name, 
And kings attend with fear. 

4 He sits a sov'reign on his throne, 

With pity m his eyes } 
He hears the d} r ing pris'ners groan, 
And sees their sighs arise. 

5 He frees the souls condemn 'd to death ,* 

And when his saints complain, 
It shan't be said, " That praying breath 
" Was ever spent in vain." 

6 This shall be known when we are dea.i- 

And left on long record ; 
That ages yet unborn may read, 
And trust, and praise the Lord. 

PSALM 102. Third Part. L. M. 

Perpetuity of the church, though the saints die. 

1 TT is the Lord our Saviour's hand 

X Weakens our strength amid the race : 
Disease and death, at his command, 
Arrest us and cut short our days. 

2 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray, 
Nor let our sun go down at noon : 
Thy years are one eternal day ; 
And must thy children die so soon ? 

3 Yet in the midst of death and grief, 
This thought our sorrows shall assuage ; 
" Our Father and our Saviour live : 

" Christ is the same thro' ev'ry age." 

4 'Twashe, this earth's foundation laid : 
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This, earth grows old, these heav'ns shall fade. 
And all be chang'd at his command. 

5 The starry curtains of the sky, 
Like garments shall be laid aside ; 

But still thy throne stands firm and high : 
Thy church for ever must abide. 

6 Before thy face thy church shall live, 
And on thy throne thy children reign : 
This dying world shall they survive, 
And the dead saints be rais'd again. 

PSALM 103. First Part: S. M. 

Praise for spiritual and temporal mercies. 

1 f \ BLESS the Lord, my soul ! 
KJ Let all within me join : 

\nd aid my tongue to bless his name, 
Whose favours are divine. 

2 O bless the Lord, my soul ! 
Nor let his mercies lie 

Forgotten in unthankfulness. 
And without praises die. 

3 'Tis he forgives thy sins ; 
'Tis he relieves thy pain : 

'Tis he that heals thy sicknesses, 
And makes thee young again. 

4 He crowns thy life with love, 
When ransom'd from the grave ; 

He, that redeemed my soul from hell. 
Hath sov'reign pow'r to save. 

5 He fills the poor with good, 
Be gives the sufPrers rest ; 

The Lord hath judgments for the proud, 
And justice for th' opprest. 

6 His wondrous works and ways 
Pie made by Moses known ; 

But sent the world his truth and grace, 
By his beloved Son. 

PSALM 103. Second Part. S. M. 

Praise for spiritual and temporal mercies. 

1 1%/rY soul, repeat his praise, 
JLtJL Whose mercies are so great ; 

Whose anger is so slow to rise, 
So ready to abate. 

2 God will not always chide : 
And when his strokes are felt, 

His strokes are fewer than our crimes, 
And lighter than our guilt. 

3 High as the heav'ns are rais'd 
Above the ground we tread ,* 



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So far the riches of his grace 

Our highest thoughts exceed. 

4 His pow'r subdues our sins : 
And his forgiving love, 

Far as the east is from the west, 
Doth all our guilt remove. 

5 The pity of the Lord, 

To those that fear his name, 
Is such, as tender parents teel ; 
He knows our feeble frame. 

6 He knows we are but dust, 
Scatter'd with ev'ry breath : 

His anger, like a rising wind, 
Can send us swift to death, 

7 Our days are as the grass, 
Or like the morning flow'r: 

If one sharp blast sweep o'er the field, 
It withers in an hour. 

8 But thy compassions, Lord, 
To endless years endure ; 

And children's children ever find 
Thy words of promise sure. 

PSALM 103. Third Part. S. M. 
General song of praise, — introductory. 

1 rTIHE Lord, the sov'reign King, 

A Hath fix'd his Hfrone on high : 
O'er all the heav'nly world he rules, 
And all beneath the sky. 

2 Ye angels, great in might, 
And swift to do his w T ill : 

Bless ye the Lord, whose voice ye hear, 
W hose pleasure ye fulfil, 

3 Let the bright hosts who wait 
The orders of their King, 

And guard his churches when they pray, • 
Join in the praise they sing. 

4 While all his wondrous works 
Thro' his vast kingdom show 

Their Maker's glory ; thou, my soul, 
Shalt sing his praises too. 

PSALM 104. First Part. L. M, 
The glory of God in creation and Providence. 
1 "jV/FY soul, thy great Creator praise ; 
ItI When cloth'd in his celestial rays, 
He in full majesty appears, 
And, like a robe, his glory wears. 
% The heav'ns are for his curtains spread, 
Th' unfathom'd deep he makes his bed : 



PSALM CIV, 



Clouds are his chariots, when he flies 
On winged storms across the skies. 

3 Angels, whom his own breath inspires, 
His ministers, are flaming fires ; 

And swift, as thought, their armies move 
To bear his vengeance, or his love* 

4 The world's foundations by his hand 
Are pois'd, and shall for ever stand : 
He binds the ocean in his chain, 
Lest it should drown the earth again. 

5 When earth was cover'd with the flood, 
Which high above the mountains stood* 
He thunder'd ; and the ocean fled, 
Confin'd to its appointed bed. 

6 The swelling billows know their bounds, 
And in their channels walk their rounds ; 
Yet thence convey'd by secret veins, 

They spring from hills and drench the plains 

7 He bids the crystal fountains flow, 
And cheer the vallies as they go ; 
Tame heifers there their thirst allay, 
And for the stream wild asses bray. 

8 From pleasant trees which shade the brink, 
The lark and linnet light to drink ; 

Their songs the lark and linnet raise, 

And chide our silence in his praise. 

PSALM 104. Second Part. L. M. 
Providence. 
I /^i OD, from his cloudy cistern, pours 

\J On the parch'd earth enriching show'rs ; 

The grove, the garden, and the field, 

A thousand joyful blessings yield. 
% He makes the grassy food arise, 

And gives the cattle large supplies ; 

With herbs for man, of various pow'r, 

To nourish nature, or to cure. 

3 What noble fruit the vines produce ! 
The olive yields a shining juice : 

Our hearts are cheer'd with gen'rous wine ; 
With inward joy our faces shine. 

4 O ! bless his name, ye nations, fed 
With nature's chief supporter, bread : 
While bread your vital strength imparts, 
Serve him with vigour in your hearts. 

PSALM 104. Third Part. L. M. 
Providence. 

BEHOLD ! the stately cedar stands 
Rais'd in the forest by his hands ; 



PSALM CIV. 



Birds to the boughs for shelter fiy, 
And build their nests secure on high, 
'2 To craggy hills ascends the goat ; 
And at the airy mountain's foot, 
Thefeeblercreatures make their cell : 
He gives them wisdom where to dwell. 

3 He sets the sun his circling race. 
Appoints the moon to change her face ; 
And when thick darkness veils the day, 
Calls out wild beasts to hunt their prey. 

4 Fierce lions lead their young abroad, 
And roaring, ask their meat from God : 
But when the morning beams arise, 
The savage beast to covert flies. 

5 Then man to daily labor goes ; 
The night was made for his repose : 
Sleep is thy gift, that sweet relief 
From tiresome toil, and wasting grief* 

6 How strange thy works ! how great thy skill I 
All lands thy boundless riches fill : 

Thy wisdom round the world we see ; 
This spacious earth is full of thee. 

7 Nor less thy glories in the deep, 
Where fish in millions swim and creep, 
With wond'rous motions swift or slow, 
Still wand'ring in the paths below. 

3 There ships divide their wat'ry way, 
And flocks of scaly monsters piay ; 
There dwells the huge leviathan, 
And foams and sports in spite of man. 

PSALM 104. Fourth Part. L. M. 
Providence. 

1 ¥7" AST are thy works, Almighty Lord ! 

v All nature rests upon thy word : 
And the whole race of creatures stands, 
Waiting their portion from thy hands. 

2 While each receives his diif rent food , 
His cheerful looks pronounce it good : 
Eagles and bears, and whales and worms 
Rejoice, and praise in dift'rent forms. 

3 But when thy face is hid they mourn, 
And dying, to their dust return ; 
Both man and beast their souls resign : 
Life, breath, and spirit, all are thine, 

4 Yet thou can'st breathe on dust again, 
And fill the world with beasts and mea : 
A word of thy creating breath 
Repairs the wastes of time and death. 



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^ Thy works, the wonders of thy might, 
Are honor'd with thine own delight : 
How awful are thy glorious ways ! 
Lord, thou art dreadful in thy praise. 

6 The earth stands trembling at thy stroke, 
And at thy touch the mountains smoke ; 
Yet humble souls may see thy face, 
And tell their wants to sov'reign grace. 

7 In thee my hopes and wishes meet, 
And make mymeditations sweet : 
Thy praises shall my breath employ,. 
Till it expire in endless joy. 

8 While haughty sinners die accurst, 
Their glory buried with their dust, 
J, to my God, my heav'nly King, 
Immortal hallelujahs sing. 

PSALM 105. First Part. C. M. 

The covenant with the Patriarchs remembered, 

1 1 VE thanks to God, invoke his name, 
\JT And tell the world his grace ; 
Sound thro' the earth his deeds of fame, 

That all may seek his face. 

2 His cov'nant, which he* kept in mind 

For num'rous ages past, 
To num'rous ages yet behind, 
In equal force shall last. 

3 He sware to Abra'm and his seed, 

And made the blessing sure : 
Gentiles the ancient promise read, 
And find his truth endure. 

4 " Thy seed shall make the nations blest," 

Said the Almighty voice ; 
" And Canaan's land shall be their rest, 
" The type of heav'nly joys." 

5 How large the grant ! how rich the grace I 

To give them Canaan's land, 
When they were strangers in the place, 
A little, feeble band. 

6 Like pilgrims, thro' the countries round 

Securely they remov'd ; 
And haughty kings, that on them frown'd, 
Severely he reprov'd. 

7 " Touch mine anointed, and my arm 

" Shall soon revenge the wrong : 
" The man that does my prophets harm. 
u Shall know their God is strong." 

g Then let the tvorld forbear its rage^ 
Nor put the Church in fear ; 



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Israel must live thro'' ev'ry age ) 
And be th? Almighty's care. 

PSALM 105. Second Part. C. M. 
God's judgments — plagues of Egypt* 

1 TTTHEN Pharaoh dar'd to vex the saints, 

▼ T And thus provok'd their God ; 
Moses was sent at their complaints, 
Arm'd with his dreadful rod. 

2 He call'd for darkness ; darkness came, 

Like an o'erwhelming flood ; 
He made each lake, and ev'ry stream, 
A lake, a stream of blood. 

3 He gave the sign, and noisome flies 

Thro' the whole country spread ; 
And frogs, in croaking armies, rise 
About the monarch's bed. 

4 Thro' fields ?nd towns, and palaces, 

The tenfold vengeance flew : 
Locusts in swarms devour 'd their trees, 
And hail their cattle slew. 

5 Then, by an angel's midnight stroke. 

The flow'r of TEgypt diect ; 
The strength of ev'ry house was broke, 
Their glory and their pride. 
§ Now let the icorld forbear its rage. 
Nor put the Church in fear : 
Israel must live thro* ev'ry age, 
And be th? Almighty's care. 
PSALM 105. Third Part. C. M. 
Israel led to Canaan— God's gracious providence to his 
Church. 

I npHUS were the tribes from bondage freed, 
JL And left the hated ground ; 
Egyptian spoils supplied their need, 
Nor was one feeble found. 
£ The Lord himself chose out their way, 
And mark'd their journies right ; 
Gave them a leading cloud by day, 
A fiery guide by night. 

3 They thirst : and waters from the rock 

In rich abundance flow ; 
And foil' wing still the course they took. 
Ran all the desert through. 

4 O wondrous stream ! O blessed type 

Of ever-flowing grace ! 
So Christ our rock maintains our life, 
Thro' all the wilderness. 

5 Thus guarded by th' Almighty's hand. 

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Canaan, the rich, the promis'd land ; 
And there enjoy 'd their rest. 
6 Then let the world forbear its rage i 
The church renounce her fear : 
Israel must live thro' every age, 
And be th' Almighty's care, 

PSALM 106. First Part. L. M. 
General praise, — Introductory. 

1 rpO God the great, the ever blest, 

JL Let songs of honor be addrest : 
His mercy firm for ever stands; 
Give him the thanks his love demands. 

2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways? 
Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise ? 
Blest are the souls that fear thee still, 
And pay their duty to thy will. 

3 Remember what thy mercy did 
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed ; 
And with the same salvation bless 
The meanest suppliant of thy grace. 

4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice, 

And aid their triumphs with my voice ! 
This is my glory, Lord, to be 
Join'd to thy saints, and near to thee. 

PSALM 106. Second Part. S. M. 
Inconstancy of saints, — unchangeable love o f God. 

1 OD of eternal love, 

vJ How fickle are our ways ! 
And yet how oft did Israel prove 
Thy constancy of grace ! 

2 They saw thy wonders wrought. 
And then thy praise they sung ! 

But soon thy works of pow'r forgot, 
And murmur'd with their tongue. 

3 Now they believ'd his word, 
While rocks with rivers flow ; 

Now with their lusts provoke the Lord, 
And he reduced them low, 

4 Yet when they mourn'd their faults, 
He hearken'd to their groans ; 

Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts. 
And call'd them still his sons. 

5 Their names were in his book ; 
He sav'd them from their foes i 

Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook 
The people that he chose. 

6 Let Israel bless the Lord, 
Who lov'd their ancient race ; 

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And Christians ioin the solemn word, 
Amen, to all their praise. 
PSALM 107. First Part. L. M. 

Israel led to Canaan, and Christians to Heaven. 

1 /^l IVE thanks to God ; he reigns above ; 
VJT Kind are his thoughts, his name is love 
His mercy ages past have known, 

And ages long to come shall own. 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord 
The wonders of his grace record ; 
Israel, the nation whom he chose, 
And rescu'd from their mighty foes. 

3 In their distress to God they cri'd, 
God was their Saviour and their guide ; 
He led their march far wand'ring round : 
'Twas the right path to Canaan's ground* 

4 Thus when our first release we gain 
From sin's old yoke and Satan's chain, 
We have this desert world to pass, 

A dang'rous and a tiresome place. 

5 He feeds and clothes us all the way, 
He guides our footsteps lest we stray ; 
He guards us with a pow'rful hand, 
And brings us to the heav'nly land. 

6 O let the saints with joy record 
The truth and goodness of the Lord ! 
How great his works, how kind his ways I 
Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise. 

PSALM 107. Second Part. L. M. 

Justice and mercy of God in dealing with men. 

1 TjlROM age to age exalt his name ; 

JO God and his grace are still the same : 
He fills the hungry soul with food, 
And feeds the poor with ev'ry good. 

2 But if their hearts rebel and rise 
Against the God that rules the skies ; 
If they reject his heav'nly word, 
And slight the counsels of the Lord ; 

3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground, 
And no deliv'rer shall be found : 
Laden with grief, they waste their breath 
In darkness, and the shades of death. 

4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries ; 
He makes the dawning light arise ; 
And scatters all that dismal shade, 
That hung so heavy round their head. 

5 He cuts the bars of brass in two, 
And lets the smiling pris'ners through ; 



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12? 



Takes off the load of guilt and grief, 
And gives the lab 'ring soul relief, 
6 O may the sons of men record 
The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! 
How great his works, how kind his ways ! 
Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise. 
PSALM 107. Third Part. L. M. 
Intemperance punished and pardoned. 

1 T T AIN man, on foolish pleasures bent, 

▼ Prepares for his own punishment : 
What pains, what loathsome maladies 
From luxury and lust arise ! 

2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste, 

Yet drowns his health to please his taste : 
Till all his active powers are lost, 
And fainting life draws near the dust. 

3 The glutton groans, and loathes to eat ; 
His soul abhors delicious meat : 
Nature with heavy loads opprest, 
Would yield to death to be releas'd. 

4 Behold the frighten'd sinners fly 
To God for help with earnest cry ! 

He hears their groans ; prolongs their breath ; 
And saves them from approaching death. 

5 No med'cines could effect the cure 
So quick, so easy, or so sure. 
The deadly sentence God repeals, 

He sends his sov'reign word and heal-. 

6 O may the sons of men record 

The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! 
And let their thankful oft'rings prove 
How they adore their Maker's love. 

PSALM 107. Fourth Part. C. M. 
The mariner's psalm. 
1 npHY works of glory, mighty Lord, 
JL Thy wonders in the deeps, 
The sons of courage shall record, 
Who trade in floating ships. 
% At thy command the winds arise, 
And swell the tow'ring waves ; 
The men astonish'd mount the skies, 
And sink in gaping graves. 

3 Frighted to hear the tempest Toar, 

They pant with flutt'ring breath ; 
And hopeless of the distant shore, 
Expect immediate death. 

4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries 

He hears their loud request ; 
And orders silence thro' the skies, 
And lays the floods to rest 



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5 Sailors rejoice to lose their fears, 

And see the storm allay'd : 
Now to their eyes the port appears ; 
There let their vows be paid. 

6 'Tis God that brings them safe to land ; 

Let stupid mortals know, 
That waves are under his command, 
And all the winds that blow. 

7 O that the sons of men would praise 

The goodness of the Lord ! 
And those that see thy wondrous ways, 

Thy wondrous love record. 
PSALM 107. Fifth Part. L. M. 
Nations blest and punished. A psalm for America. 

1 "V^TTHEN God, provok'd with daring crimes. 

V V Scourges the madness of the times. 
He turns the fields to barren sand, 
And dries the rivers from the land. 

2 His word can raise the springs again, 
And make the wither'd mountains green ; 
Send show'ry blessings from the skies ; 
And harvests in the desert rise. 

3 Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey, 
Or men as fierce and wild as they ; 

He bids th' opprest and poor repair, 
And builds them towns and cities there. 

4 They sow the fields, the trees they plant ; 
Whose yearly fruit supplies their want : 
Their race grows up from fruitful stocks 
Their wealth increases with their flocks. 

5 Thus they are blest : but if they sin, 
He Jets the heathen nations in : 

A savage crew invades their lands ; 
Their people die by barb'rous hands ; 

6 Their captive sons, expos'd to scorn, 
Wander unpitied and forlorn : 
The country lies unfene'd, untill'd. 
And desolation spreads the field. 

T Yet if the humbled nation mourns, 

Again his dreadful hand he turns ; 

Again he makes their cities thrive, 

And bids the dying churches live. 
S The righteous with a joyful sense, 

Admire the works of Providence ; 

And tongues of atheists shall no more 

Blaspheme the God, that saints adore* 
9 How few with pious care record 

These wondrous dealings of the Lord i 

But wise observers still shall find, 

The Lord is holy, just and kind. 



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PSALM 108. First Part. L. M. 

GocVs care of his church. 

1 A GAIN, my tongue, thy silence break, 
J_"\_ My hearf, and all my pow'rs, awake ; 
My tongue, the glory of my frame, 
Awake, and sing Jehovah's name. 

2 O'erheav'n exalted is his throne ; 
In ev'ry world his glory shown : 

The church he loves, his hand shall save 
From death, and sorrow, and the grave. 

3 Ye kingdoms, hear his awful voice ! 
" In Zion shall my heart rejoice ; 

" This hand shall all her foes dismay, 

" And make their scattered strength a prey, 

4 " Mine are the sons of Zion, mine 

" Their glory, grace, and truth divine ; 

" My sceptre shines in Judah's hands, 

" And still my strength in Ephraim stands. 

5 " My foes to ruin shall be giv'n, 

" The shame of earth, the scorn of heaven * 

u Their eyes shall see my church prevail ; 

" Their strength shall shrink, their courage fail/ 2 

6 O thou, beneath whose sovereign sway 
Nations, and worlds, in dust decay, 

Tho' thy sweet smile has been withdrawn. 
Thine aid deni'd, thy presence gone ; 

7 Yet wilt thou still with love return ; 
With duty teach our hearts to burn ; 
Our dying graces, Lord, revive, 
And bid thy fainting children live. 

8 Save us from sin, and fear, and woe, 
From ev'ry snare, and ev'ry foe, 
And help us boldly to contend, 
Falsehood resist, and truth defend. 

PSALM 108. Second Part. C. M. 
General praise. — Introductory. 

1 A WAKE, my soul, with fervent praise 
XJL Awake my heart to sing ; 
Join all my pow'rs the song to raise, 
And morning incense bring. 
% Among the people of his care, 
And thro' the nations round, 
Glad songs of praise will I prepare, 
And high his name resound. 
3 Be thou exalted, O my God, 
Above the starry train ; 
Diffuse thy heav'nty grace abroad, 
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4 The church is thine ; thou wilt maintain 

Her cause in ev'ry age : 
Built on a rock, her foes in vain 
Against her rights engage* 

5 Then let thy chosen sons rejoice, 

And throng thy courts above ; 
While sinners hear thy pard'ning voice, 
And taste redeeming love. 

PSALM 109. C. M. 

Love to enemies, from the example of Christ. 

1 /^i OD of my mercy and my praise, 
\JJT Thy glory is my song ; 

ThoJ sinners speak against thy grace 
With a blaspheming tongue.- - 

2 When in the form of mortal man 

Thy Son on earth was found ,• 
With cruel slanders, false and vain, 
They compass'd him around. 

3 Their mis'ries his compassion move, 

Their peace he still pursued ; 
They render hatred for his love, 
And evil for his good. 

4 Their malice rag'd without a cause ,• 

Yet with his dying breath, 
He pray'd for murd'rers on his cross. 
And blest his foes in death. 

5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine 

In vain before my eyes ? 
Give me a soul akin to thine, 
To love mine enemies. 

6 The Lord shall on my side engage ; 

And in my Saviour's name, 
I shall defeat their pride and rage, 
Who slander and condemn. 

PSALM 110. First Part. L. M. 
The success of the Gospel, 

1 npHUS the eternal Father spake 

X To Christ the Son ; " Ascend and sit 
u At my right hand, till i shall make 
" Thy foes submissive at thy feet. 

2 " From Zion shall thy word proceed ; 
" Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand, 

f< Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed, 
" And bow their wills to thy command. 

3 " That day shall show thy pow'ris great ; 

46 When saints shall flock with willing minds, 
" And sinners crowdthy temple-gate, 
-Where holiness in beauty shines." 



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4 O blessed pow'r ! O glorious day I 
What a large vict'ry shall ensue ! . 
And converts, who thy grace obey, 
Exceed the drops of morning dew. 

PSALM 110. Second Part. C. M. 
Christ's kingdom and priesthood* 

1 TESUS, our Lord, ascend thy throne, 
d And near thy Father sit : 

In Zion shall thy pow'r be known* 
And make thy foes submit. 

2 What wonders shall thy gospel do ! 

Thy converts shall surpass 
The num'rous drops of morning dew 
And own thy sov'reign grace. 

3 God hath pronoune'd a firm decree, 

Nor changes what he swore : 
" Eternal shall thy priesthood be, 
" When Aaron is no more. 

4 " Melchisedec, that wondrous priest, 

" That king of high degree ; 
" That holy man, whom Abra'm blest, 
" Was but a type of thee." 

5 Jesus, our Priest, for ever lives 

To plead for us above ; 
Jesus, our King, for ever gives 
The blessings of his love. 
5 God shall exalt his glorious head, 
His lofty throne maintain ; 
And strike the pow'rs and princes dead, 
Who dare oppose his reign. 
PSALM 110. Third Part. L. M. 

The success of the Gospel. 

1 TESUS, the Priest, ascends the throne ; 
*J While counsels of eternal peace 
Between the Father and the Son, 
Proceed with honor and success. 

t Thro' the whole earth his reign shall spread, 
And crush the pow'rs that dare rebel : 
Then shall he judge the rising dead, 
And send the guilty world to hell. 

3 Tho' while he treads his glorious way, 
He drinks the cup of tears and blood : 
The sufPrings of that dreadful day 
Shall but advance him near to God. 

PSALM 111. First Part. C. M. 
Perfections of God in nature. 

I O ONGS of immortal praise belong 
O To my Almighty God : 



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He hath my heart, and he my tongue, 
To spread his name abroad. 

2 How great the works his hand have wrought I 

How glorious in our sight ! 
And men in ev'ry age have sought 
His wonders with delight. 

3 How most exact is nature's frame ! 

How wise th' eternal mind ! 
His counsels never change the scheme. 
That his first thoughts design'd. 

4 When he redeem'd his chosen sons, 

He nx'd his cov'nant sure : 
The orders, that his lips pronounce, 
To endless years endure. 

5 Nature and time, and earth and skies. 

Thy heav'nly skill proclaim : 
What shall we do to make us wise, 
But learn to read thy name ? 

6 To fear thy pow'r, to trust thy grace. 

Is our divinest skill ; 
And he's the wisest of our race, _ 
Who best obeys thy will. 
PSALM 111. Second Part. C. M. 

Perfections of God in grace* 

1 REAT is the Lord, his works of might 
\JT Demand our noblest songs : 

Let his assembled saints unite 
Their harmony ot tongues. 

2 Great is the mercy of the Lord, 

He gives his children food; 
And ever mindful of his word, 
He makes his promise good. 

3 His Son, the great Redeemer, came 

To seal his cov'nant sure : 
Holy and rev'rend is his name ; 
His ways are just and pure. 

4 They that would grow divinely wise, 

Must with his fear begin : 
Our fairest proof of knowledge lies 
In hating ev'ry sin. 

PSALM 112. C. M. 

Liberality rewarded. 

1 TTAPPY is he that fears the Lord, 
JljL And follows his commands ; 
Who lends the poor, without reward, 

Or gives with lib'ral hands. 

2 As pity dwells within his breast 

To all the sons of need ; 



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So God shall answer his request 
With blessings on his seed. 

3 No evil tidings shall surprise 

His well establish'd mind : 
His soul to God, his refuge, flies. 
And leaves his fears behind, 

4 In times of general distress 

Some beams of light shall shine, 
To show the world his righteousness, 
And give him peace divine. 

5 His works of piety and love 

Remain before the Lord : 
Honor on earth, and joys above, 
Shall be his sure reward. 

PSALM 113. L. M. 
The sovereignty and goodness of God, 

J \7*E servants of th' Almighty King, 
X In ev'ry age his praises sing : 
Where'er the sun shall rise or set, 
The nations shall his praise repeat. 

$ Above the earth, beyond the sky, 
Stands his high throne of majesty : 
Nor time, nor place, his pow'r restrain. 
Nor bound his universal reign. 

3 Which of the sons of Adam dare, 
Or angels, with their God compare ? 
His glories how divinely bright, 
Who dwells in uncreated light ! 

4 Behold nis love ! he stoops to view 
What saints above, and angels do ; 
And condescends yet more to know 
The mean affairs of men below. 

5 From dust and cottages obscure, 
His grace exalts the humble poor ; 
Gives them the honor of his sons, 

And fits them for their heav'nly thrones. 

6 A word of his creating voice 

Can make the barren house rejoice ; 
Tho' Sarah's ninety years were past, 
The promis'd seed is born at last. 
1 With joy the mother views her son, 
And tells the wonders God has done : 
Faith may grow strong, when sense despairs j 
Tho' nature fails, the promise bears. 
PSALM 114. L. M. 

Miraculous power attending IsraeVs journey. 

I X7|7"HEN !srael freed fr° m P nara °h's hand 
V v Left the proud tyrant and his land ; 
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The tribes with cheerful homage own 
Their King, and Judah was his throne. 

% Across the deep their journey lay ; 
The deep divides to make them way ; 
Jordan beheld their march, and fled 
With backward current to his head. 

3 The mountains shook, like frighted sheep ; 
Like lambs, the little hillocks leap ; 

Nor Sinai, on her base, could stand, 
Conscious of sov'reign pow'r at hand. 

4 What pow'r could make the deep divide 1 
Or Jordan, backward roll his tide ? 
Why did ye leap, ye little hills ? 

And whence the fright that Sinai feels ? 

5 Let ev'ry mountain, ev'ry flood, 
Retire and know th' approaching God 
The king of Israel, see him here ; 
Tremble thou earth, adore and fear. 

6 He thunders, and all nature mourns ; 
The rocks to standing pools he turns 
Flints spring with fountains at his word, 
And.fires and seas confess the Lord. 

PSALM 115. L. M. 

The true God, — idolatry reproved. 

1 IVTOT to ourselves, who are but dust, 
X^i Not to ourselves is glory due ; 
'Tis thine, great God, the only just, 
Th§ only gracious, wise, and true. 

2 Shine forth in all thy dreadful name : 
Why should a heathen's haughty tongue 
Insult us ; and, to raise our shame, 

Say, " Where's the God you've serv'd so long 

3 The God, we serve, maintains his throne 
Above the clouds, beyond the skies : 
Thro' all the earth his will is done, 

He knows our groans, he hears our cries. 

4 But the vain idols, they adore, 

Are senseless shapes of stone and wood ,* 
At best a mass of glitt'ring ore, 
A silver saint, or golden god. 

5 With eyes and ears they carve the head ; 
Deaf are their ears, their eyes are blind ; 
To them in vain areofPrings made, 
And vows are scatter'd in the wind, 

6 Their feet were never made to move, 
Nor hands to save when mortals pray : 
Mortals, that pay them fear or love, 
Seem to be blind and deaf, as they. 



PSALM CXVI. 



7 O Israel I make the Lord thy hope, 
Thy heJp, thy refuge and thy rest ; 
The Lord shall build thy ruins up, 
And bless the people and the priest, 

The dead no more can speak thy praise ; 
They dwell in silence and the grave : 
But we shall live to sing thy grace, 

And tell the world thy pow'r to save. 
PSALM 116. First Part. C. M. 

Recovery from sickness. 

1 T LOVE the Lord ; he heard my cries, 
JL And pitied ev'ry groan : 

Long as I live, when troubles rise, 
Pil hasten to his throne. 

2 I love the Lord ; he bow'd his ear, 

And chas'd my griefs away : 
O ! let my heart no more despair, 
While 1 have breath to pray. 

3 My flesh declin'd, my spirits fell, 

And I drew near the dead ; 
While inward pangs, and fears of hell 
Perplex'd my wakeful head. 

4 " My God," 1 cried, " thy servant save, 

" Thou ever good and just : 
" Thy pow'r can rescue from the grave, 
" Thy pow'r is all my trust." 

r, Tho Lord beheld me sore distrest, 
He bade my pains remove : 
Return, my soul, to God, thy rest, 
For thou hast known his love. 
6 My God hath sav'd my soul from death, 
And dri'd my falling tears : 
Now to his praise PIJ spend my breath, 
And my remaining years. 
PSALM 116. Second Part. C. M. 

Recovery from danger — personal consecration, 
X T/ITHAT shall I render to my God, 
w w For all his kindness shown ? 
My feet shall visit thine abode, 
My songs address thy throne. 

2 Among the saints that fill thine house, 

My ofF'rings shall be paid ; 
There shall my zeal perform the vows, 
My soul in anguish made. 

3 How much is mercy thy delight, 

Thou ever blessed God ! 
How dear thy servants in thy sight ! 
How precious is their blood I 



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4 How happy all thy servants are ! 

How great thy grace to me ! 
My life, which thou hast made thy care 5 
Lord, I devote to thee. 

5 Now I am thine, for ever thine, 

Nor shall my purpose move ; 
Thy hand hath loos'd my bonds of pain, 
And bound me with thy love. 

6 Here in thy courts I leave my vow, 

And thy rich grace record ; 
Witness, ye saints, who hear me now, 
If I forsake the Lord. 

PSALM 117. L. M. 

General Praise {close of worship.) 

1 T^ROM all that dwell below the skies 
X7 Let the Creator's praise arise : 
Let the Redeemer's name be sung 
Thro' ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; 
Eternal truth attends thy word ; 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

PSALM 118. First Part, CM. 
Security of the saints. 

1 f I ^HE Lord appears my helper now, 

JL Nor is my faith afraid ; 
Whate'er the sons of earth may do* 
Since heav'n affords its aid. 

2 'Tis safer, Lord, to hope in thee, 

And have my God my friend, 
Than trust' in men of high degree, 
And on their truth depend. 

3 'Tis thro' the Lord my heart is strong, 

In him my lips rejcice ; 
While his salvation is my song. 
How cheerful is my voice ! 

4 Like angry bees they gird me round ; 

When God appears, they fly ; 
So burning thorns with crackling sound. 
Make a fierce blaze, and die. 

5 Joy to the saints, and peace belongs ; 

The Lord protects their days : 
Let Israel tune immortal songs 
To nis almighty grace. 

PSALM 118. Second Part. C. M. 
Recovery from sickness publicly acknowledged, 

1 T ORD, thou hast heard thy servant cry, 
JLj And rescu'd from the grave ; 



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137 



Now shall he live : for none can die ? 

If God resolve to save. 
% Thy praise more constant than before. 

Shall fill his daily breath 
Thy hand that hath chastis'd him sore, 

Defends him still from death. 

3 Open the gates of Zion now, 

For we shall worship there ; 
The house where all the righteous go, 
Thy mercy, to declare. 

4 Among th' assemblies of thy saints 

Our thankful voice we raise ; 
There we have told thee our complaints. 
And there we speak thy praise. 
PSALM 118. Third Part. C. M. 

Christ the foundation of his church* 

X T3EH0LD the sure foundation Stone 
_I3 Which God in Zion lays, 
To build our heav'nly hopes upon, 
And his eternal praise. 

2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear, 

How glorious is thy name ! 
Saints trust their whole salvation here, 
Nor shall they suffer shame. 

3 The foolish builders, scribe and priest, 

Reject it with disdain : 
Yet on this rock the church shall rest, 
And envy rage in vain. 

4 What tho' the gates of hell withstood ; 

Yet must this building rise : 
'Tis thy own work, Almighty God, 
And wondrous in our eyes. 

PSALM 118. Fourth Part. C. M. 
The resurrection of Christ and our salvatiov, 

1 f 1 1HIS is the day, the Lord hath made, 

JL He calls the hours his own ; 
Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad, 
And praise surround the throne. 

2 To-day he rose, and left the dead ; 

And Satan's empire fell : 
To-day the saints his triumph spread, 
And all his wonders tell. 

3 Hosanna to th' anointed King, 

To David's holy Son : 
Help us, O Lord, descend and bring 
Salvation from thy throne. 

4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men 

With messages of grace ; 

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138 PSALM CXVIII. CXIX. 



Who comes in God, his Father's name, 

To save our sinful race. 
5 Hosanna in the highest strains 

The church on earth can raise ; 
The highest heav'ns in which he reigns, 

Shall give him nobler praise, 

PSALM 118. Fifth Part. S. M. 
Christ the living stone— for the Lord } s day. 

1 OEE what a living Stone 
O The builders did refuse ! 

Yet God hath built his church thereon 
In spite of envious Jews. 

2 The scribe and angry priest 
Reject thine only Son ; 

Yet on this rock shall Zion rest, 
As the chief Corner Stone. 

3 The work, O Lord, is thine, 
And wondrous in our eyes : 

This day declares it all divine, 
This day did Jesus rise* 

4 This is the glorious day, 
That our Redeemer made : 

Let us rejoice, and sing and pray ; 
Let all the church be glad. 

5 Hosanna to the King 

Of David's royal blood ; 
Bless him, ye saints ; he comes to bring 
Salvation from your God. 

6 We bless thy holy word, 
Which all this grace displays 3 

And offer on thine altar, Lord, 
Our sacrifice ot praise. 

PSALM 119. First Part. C M. 

The blessedness of saints, and misery of sinners, 

1 T>LEST are the undefiPdin heart, \ 
X3 Whose ways are right and clean ; 
Who never from thy law depart, 

But fly from ev'ry sin. 

2 Blest are the men that keep thy word, 

And practise thy commands ; 
With their whole heart they seek the Lord, 
And serve him with their hands. 

3 Great is their peace who love thy law, 

How firm their souls abide ! 
Nor can a bold temptation draw 
Their steady feet aside. 

4 Then shall my heart have inward joy. 

And keep my face from shame ; 



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139 



When all thy statutes I obey, 
And honour all thy name. 

5 But haughty sinners God will hate ; 

The proud shall die accurs'd : 
The sons of falsehood and deceit 
Are trodden to the dust. 

6 Vile as the dross the wicked are ; 

And those that leave thy ways 
Shall see salvation from afar, 
But never taste thy grace. 
PSALM 119. Second Part C. M. 
Habitual devotion and spiritual mindedness, 

1 fT^O thee, before the dawning light, 

JL My gracious God, I pray ; 
I meditate thy name by night, 
And keep thy law by day. 

2 My spirit faints to see thy grace,, 

Thy promise bears me up ; 
And, while salvation long delays; 
Thy word supports my hope. 

3 Sev'n times a-day I lift my hands, 

And pay my thanks4o tliee : 
Thy righteous providence demands 
Repeated praise from me> 

4 When midnight darkness veils the skies. 

I call thy works to mind ; 
My thoughts in warm devotion rise, 
And sweet acceptance find, 
PSALM 119. Third Part. C. M. 

Self consecration. 

1 rTlHOU art my portion, O my God : 

_I_ Soon as I know thy way, 
My heart makes haste t' obey thy word, 
And suffers no delay. 

2 I choose the path of heav'nly truth, 

And glory in my choice : 
Not all the riches of the earth 
Could make me so rejoice. 

3 The testimonies of thy grace, 

I set before mine eyes ; 
Thence I derive my daily strength, 
And there my comfort lies. 

4 If once I wander from thy path, 

I think upon my ways ; 
Then turn my feet to thy commands, 
And trust thy pard'ning grace* 

5 Now I am thine, for ever thine, 

O save thy servant, Lord ^ 



140 PSALM CXIX. 

Thou art my shield, my hiding-place ; 
My hope is in thy word. 
6 Thou hast inclin'd this heart of mine, 
Thy statutes to fulfil : 
And thus, till mortal life shall end, 
W ould I perform thy will. 
PSALM 119. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Excellence of the Scripture. 

1 TTOW shall the young secure their hearts, 
l l And guard their lives from sin 1 

Thy word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2 When once it penetrates the mind, 

It spreads such light abroad ; 
The meanest souls instruction find, 
And raise their thoughts to God. 

3 'Tis, like the sun, a heav'nly light 

That guides us all the day : 
And thro' the dangers of the night, 
A lamp to lead our way. 

4 The men that keep thy law with care. 

And meditate thy word, 
Grow wiser than their teachers are, 
And better know the Lord. 

5 Thy precepts make me truly wise ; 

I hate the sinner's road : 
I hate my own vain thoughts, that rise ; 
But love thy law, my God. 

6 The starry heav'ns thy rule obey ,• 

The earth maintains her place : 
And these thy servants night and day 
Thy skill and pow'r express. 

7 But still thy law and gospel, Lord, 

Give lessons more divine ; 
Nor earth stands firmer than thy word* 
Nor stars so nobly shine. 

8 Thy word is everlasting truth ; 

How pure is ev'ry pa^e ! 
That holy book shall guide our youth, 
And well support our age. 
PSALM 119. Fifth Part. CM. 

Delight in Scripture. 
I /~\ HOW I love thy holy law ! 
KJ 'Tis daily my delight : 
And thence my meditations draw 
Divine advice by night. 
1? My waking eyes prevent the day. 
To meditate thy word : 



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141 



My soul with longing melts away, 
To hear thy gospel, Lord. 

3 How doth thy word my heart engage, 

How well employ my tongue I 
And in my tiresome pilgrimage, 
Yield me a heav'nly song ! 

4 Am I a stranger, or at home, 

'Tis my perpetual feast ; 
Not honey, dropping from the comb ? 
So much allures the taste. 

5 No treasures so enrich the mind ; 

Nor shall thy word be sold 
For loads of silver well refin'd, 
Nor heaps of choicest gold. 

6 When nature sinks, and spirits droop, 

Thy promises of grace 
Are pillars to support my hopes ; 
And there I write thy praise. 
PSALM 119. Sixth Part. C. M. 
Holiness and comfort through the word. 

1 X ORD, I esteem thy judgments right, 
_Li And all thy statutes just; 
Thence I maintain a constant fight 

With ev'ry flatt'ring lust. 

2 Thy precepts often I survey ; 

I keep thy laws in sight, 
Thro' all the bus'ness of the day, 
To form my actions right. 

3 My heart in midnight silence cries, 

" How sweet thy comforts be !" 
My thoughts in holy wonder rise, 
And bring their thanks to thee. 

4 And when my spirit drinks her fill, 

At some good word of thine, 
Not mighty men, that share the spoil, 

Have joys compar'd to mine. 

PSALM 119. Seventh Part. C. M. 
Imperfection of Nature, and perfection of Scripture, 

1 X ET all the heathen writers join, 
JLi To form one perfect book ; 

Great God ! if once compar'd with thine 
How mean their writings look ! 

2 Not the most perfect rules they gave 

Could show one sin forgiv'n ; 
Nor lead a step beyond the grave ; 
But thine conduct to heav'n. 

3 I've seen an end of what we call 

Perfection here below i 



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How short the pow'rs of nature fall ! 
And can no farther go* 

4 Yet men would fain be just with God, 

By works their hands have wrought ; 
But thy commands, exceeding broad, 
Extend to ev'ry thought. 

5 In vain we boast perfection here, 

While sin defiles our frame ; 
And sinks our virtues down so far, 
They scarce deserve the name* 

6 Our faith and love, and ev'ry grace, 

Fall far below thy word ; 
But perfect truth and righteousness 
Dwell only with the Lord. 
PSALM 119. Eighth Part. C. M. 
The excellency and variety of Scripture, 
I T ORD, I have made thy word my choice, 
1 A My lasting heritage ; 
There shall my noblest pow'rs rejoice, 
My warmest thoughts engage. 
% I'll read the hist'ries of thy love, 
And keep thy laws in sight ; 
While thro' thy promises I rove, 
With ever fresh delight. 

3 'Tis a broad land of wealth unknown ? 

Where springs of life arise ; — 
Seeds of immortal bliss are sown, 
And hidden glory lies. 

4 The best relief that mourners have ; 

It makes our sorrows blest ; 
Our fairest hope beyond the grave, 
And our eternal rest. 

PSALM 119. Ninth Part. CM. 
Seeking divine instruction. 

1 npHY mercies fill the earth, O Lord, 

X How good thy works appear I 
Open mine eyes to read thy word, 
And see thy wonders there. 

2 My heart was fashion'd by thy hand, 

My service is thy due : 
O make thy servant understand 
The duties he must do ! 

3 Since Pm a stranger here below, 

Let not thy path be hid ; 
But mark the road my feet should go, 
And be my constant guide. 

4 When I confess'd my wand'ring ways, 

Thou heard'st my soul complain j 



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Grant me the teachings of thy grace. 
Or I shall stray again. 

5 If God to me his statutes show, 

And heav'nly truth impart ; 
His work for ever I'll pursue, 
His law shall rule my heart, 

6 This was my comfort when I bore 

Variety of grief; 
It made me learn thy word the more. 
And fly to that relief. 

7 In vain the proud deride me now ; 

I'll ne'er forget thy law, 
Nor let that blessed gospel go, 
Whence all my hopes I draw. 

8 When I have learn'd my Father's will, 

I'll teach the world his ways ; 
My thankful lips, inspir'd with zeal, 
Shall loud pronounce his praise. 

PSALM 119. Tenth Part. C. M. 
Pleading the promises. 

3 T3EHOLD thy waiting servant, Lord, 
J3 Devoted to thy fear ; 
Remember and confirm thy word, 
For all my hopes are there. 

2 Hast thou not sent salvation down, 

And promis'd quick'ning grace ? 
Doth not my heart address thy throne ? 
And yet thy love delays. 

3 Mine eyes for thy salvation fail ; 

O bear thy servant up ! 
Nor let the scoffing lips prevail, 
Which dare reproach my hope. 

4 Didst thou not raise my faith, O Lord ? 

Then let thy truth appear : 
Saints shall rejoice in my reward, 
And trust as well as fear. 
PSALM 119. Eleventh Part. C. M. 
Breathing after holiness. 

3 f \ THAT the Lord would guide my ways, 
V^r To keep his statutes still ! 
O that my God would grant me grace 
To know and do his will ! 
£ O send thy Spirit down to write 
Thy law upon my heart ! 
Nor let my tongue indulge deceit, 
Nor act the liar's part. 

3 From vanity turn off my eyes ; 
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Nor covetous desires arise, 
Within this soul of mine. 

4 Order my footsteps by thy word, 

And make my heart sincere : 
Let sin have no dominion, Lord 
But keep my conscience clear. 

5 My soul hath gone too far astray, 

My feet too often slip ; 
Yet since I've not forgot thy way, 
Restore thy wand'ring sheep. 

6 Make me to walk in thy commands, 

'Tisa delightful road ; 
Nor let my head, nor heart, nor hands, 
Offend against my God. 
PSALM 119. Twelfth Part. CM. 
Seeking comfort and deliverance. 
I TVTY God, consider my distress, 
-LtX Let mercy plead my cause : 
Tho' I have sinn'd against thy grace, 
I can't forget thy laws. 
£ Forbid, forbid the sharp reproach, 
Which I so justly fear ; 
Uphold my life, uphold my hopes^ 
Nor let my shame appear. 

3 Be thou a surety, Lord, for me, 

Nor let the proud oppress ; 
But make thy waiting servant see 
The shinings of thy face. 

4 Mine eyes with expectation fail : 

Mv heart within me cries, 
" When will the Lord his truth fulfil, 
" And make my comfort rise 1" 

5 Look down upon my sorrows, Lord, 

And show thy grace the same ; 
As thou art ever wont t' afford 
To those, that love thy name. 

PSALM 119. Thirteenth Part, (X M. 
Holy fear, and tenderness of conscience. 

1 TTTITH my whole hea?t I've sought thy face; 

y t Then let me never stray 
From thy commands, O God of grace ; 
Nor tread the sinner's way. 

2 Thy word I've hid within my heart 

To keep my conscience clean, 
And be an everlasting guard 
From ev'ry rising sin. 

3 I'm a companion of the saints, 

Who fear and love the Lord ; 



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145 



My sorrows rise, my nature faints, 
When men transgress thy word. 
i While sinners do thy gospel wrong, 
My spirit stands in awe : 
My soul abhors a lying tongue ; 



5 My heart with sacred rev'rence hears 

The threat'nings of thy word; 
My flesh with holy trembling fears 
The judgments of the Lord. 

6 My God, I long, I hope, I wait, 

For thy salvation still ; 
While thy whole law is my delight, 
And I obey thy will. 

PSALM 119. Fourteenth Part. C. M, 



CONSIDER all my sorrows, Lord, 
And thy deliv 'ranee send : 
My soul for thy salvation faints : 
When will my troubles end ? 

2 Yet I have found it good for me 

To bear my Father's rod ; 
Afflictions make me learn thy law, 
And live upon my God. 

3 This is (he comfort I enjoy 

When new distress begins ; 
I read thy word, I run thy ways, 
And hate my former sins. 

4 Had not thy word been my delight, 

When earthly joys had fled, 
My soul, opprest with sorrow's weight, 

Had sunk among the dead. 
> 1 know thy judgments, Lord, are right. 

Tho' they may seem severe : 
The sharpest sufferings I endure, 

Flow from thy faithful care. 
Before I knew thy chast'ning rod, 

My feet were apt to stray ; 
But now I learn to keep thy word, 

Nor wander from thy way. 

PSALM 119. Fifteenth Part. C. M. 



1 f~\ THAT thy statutes ev'ry hour, 
v_/ Might dwell upon my mind ! 
Thence 1 derive a quick'ning pow'r, 

And daily peace I .find. 

2 To meditate thy precepts, Lord, - 




Benefit of afflictions* 



Chr istian perseverance. 



Shall be my sweet employ : 
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My soul shall ne'er forget thy word : 
Thy word is all my joy. 

3 How would I run in thy commands, 

Should'st thou my heart discharge 
From sin, and Satan's hateful chains, 
And set my feet at large ! 

4 My lips with courage shall declare- 

Thy statutes and thy name ; 
I'll speak thyVord, tho' kings should hear, 
Nor yield to sinful shame. 

5 Let bands of persecutors rise 

To rob me of my right ; 
Let pride and malice forge their lies, 
Thy law is my delight. 

6 Depart from me, ye wicked race, 

Whose hands and hearts are ill : 
I love my God, I love his ways, 
And must obey his will. 
PSALM 119. Sixteenth Part. C. M. 
Prayer for quickening grace. 

1 TV/TY soul lies cleaving to the dust : 
-LtJL Lord, give me life divine : 
From vain desires and ev'ry lust, 

Turn off these eyes of mine. 

2 I need th' innVnce of thy grace 

To speed me in thy way ; 
Lest I should loiter in my race, 
Or turn my feet astray, 

3 When sore afflictions press me down, 

I need thy quick'ning pow'rs ,* 
Thy word, that I have rested on, 
Shall cheer my heaviest hours. 

4 Are not thy mercies sov'reign still, 

And thou a faithful God? 
Wilt thou not grant me warmer zeal 
To run the iieav'nly road? 

5 Does not my heart thy precepts love, 

And long to see thy face ? 
And yet how slow my spirits move, 
Without enliv'ning grace ! 

6 Then shall I love thy gospel more, 

And ne'er forget thy word ; 
When I have felt its quick'ning pow'r, 
To draw me near the Lord. 

PSALM 119". Seventeenth Part. L. M. 
Constancy under trials. 

I TT¥THEN pain and anguish seize me, Lord. 
V V All my support is from thy word ; 



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My soul dissolves with heaviness, 
Uphold me with thy strength'ning grace ! 

2 The proud have fram'd their scofls and lies, 
They watch my feet with envious eyes ; 
And tempt my soul to snares and sin ; 

Yet thy commands I ne'er decline. 

3 They hate me, Lord, without a cause, 
They hate to see me love thy laws ; 
But I will trust and fear thy name, 
Till pride and malice die with shame. 

PSALM 119. Eighteenth Part. L. M. 
Sanctified Afflictions. 

1 T^ATHER, I bless thy gentle hand ; 
JO How kind was thy chastising rod, 
That forc'd my conscience to a stand, 
And brought my wand'ring soul to God t 

2 Foolish and vain I went astray, 
Ere 1 had felt thy scourges, Lord ; 
I left my guide, and lost my way ; 
But now I love and keep thy word. 

3 'Tis good for me to wear the yoke, 
For pride is apt to rise and swell : 
'Tis good to bear my Father's stroke. 
That I might learn his statutes well. 

4 The law, that issues from thy mouth, 
Shall raise my cheerful passions more. 
Than all the treasures of the south, 
Or western hills of golden ore. 

5 Thy hands have made my mortal frame, 
Thy spirit form'd my soul within : 
Teach me to know thy wondrous name, 
And guard me safe from death and sin. 

6 Then all that love and fear the Lord, 
At my salvation shall rejoice : 

For I have hoped in thy word, 

And made thy grace my only choice. 

PSALM 119. Nineteenth Part. L.M. 
Perseverance in Prayer. 

1 TT'EEP me from fainting in my pray'rs, 
JtV When to thy footstool, Lord, I come : 
My soul with God would leave her cares, 
And hope for mercy from the throne. 

2 Kindle a flame of love and zeal, 
While wrestling for the grace I need ; 
Bring me by faith within the vail, 
And help me ardently to plead, 

3 Known to the Lord are all my sighs : 
I will not yield to unbelief; 



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PSALM CXL\\ 



But persevere with fervent cries, 
Until he hear and grant relief. 
PSALM 119. Twentieth Part. C. M. 
Pleading the promises. 

1 T> EMEMBER all my sorrows, Lord, 
X\ And do as thou hast said ; 

Send help according to thy word, 
And give the promis'd aid, 

2 Repeated mercies in a train 

Demand my gratitude ; 
And these my faith and hope sustain, 
That more will be bestow'd. 

3 Renew thy work of grace, then, Lord, 

Nor let my soul complain ; 
That, while [ rest upon thy word, 

My hopes are still in vain. 
PSALM 119. Twenty-First Part. L. M. 
Christian sincerity — an appeal to God. 

I C EARCHE &and Saviour of my soul, 

My Sun, my shield, my sov'reign Judge. 
All things are naked to thy view, 

My heart, my thoughts, my words, my way*. 

$ Sinners of state with pow'r array'd, 
Who fear not God nor man regard, 
Have persecuted without cause ; 
But all their hatred I defy. 

3 Still to thy word my soul repairs ; 
Thence I my highest comforts draw : 
Tho' foes may fight and devils rage, 
If God be for me, all is well. 

4 Sustain me then with promis'd grace, 
Revive my heart, increase my faith : 

1 hate to lie, I love the truth ; 
O ! make me be what I profess. 

5 Sev'n times a-day my pray'rs ascend, 
With mingled praises to the throne : 
'Tis good to seek my Father's face, 
And plead in my Redeemer's name. 

^ Strong peace have' they, who love thy law; 
Firm on a rock their hopes are built ; 
Their faith looks up to nobler scenes, 
And nothing can detain them here. 

7 Seal to my soul thy pard'ning love, 
Let strength be equal to my day ; 
Then will I run with great delight, 
And eager jpress, to seize the prize. 

8 Supremely wise, and good, and great ; 
G ! search my heart, and try my ways ; 



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149 



Thy word I love, thy judgments fear, 
And tremble, while I pray and praise. 
PSALM 119. Twenty-Second Part CM. 
Inconstancy of saints — unchangeable love of Christ. 

1 npHE least, the feeblest of the sheep, 

JL To Christ, the Father gave ; 
He loves the flock, the charge he'll keep : 
His arm is strong to save. 

2 They're prone to wander out of sight, 

And apt to run astray ; 
And when once lost, unable quite 
To find again the way. 

3 That hand, which heav'n and earth upholds. 

Can keep them free from harms ; 
The Shepherd brings them to their folds. 
And bears them in his arms. 

4 To thee, my Shepherd and my Rock ; 

A grateful song I'll raise ; 
O ! let the meanest of the flock 
Attempt to speak thy praise. 

5 Thou art my guard ; my all I owe 

To thine amazing love : 
My standing in thy fold below, 
And hopes of bliss above. 

6 Ten thousand thousand comforts here. 

Dispens'd in various ways, 
Confirm thy faithfulness and care, 
And claim adoring praise. 

7 Then, guided, Shepherd, by thy love, 

My feet shall keep thy way ; 
Soon shall I reach thy fold above, - 
And go no more astray. 

PSALM 120. C. M. 

The Christian's complaint against strife and h is lore of 
peace. 

1 nHHOU God of love, thou ever blest, 

JL Pity my suflPring state : 
When wilt thou set my soul at rest 
From lips that love deceit 1 

2 Hard lot of mine ! my days are cast 

Among the sons of strife ; 
Whose never-ceasing brawlings waste 
My golden hours of life. 

3 O ! might I fly to change my place, 

How would I choose to dwell 
In some wide, lonesome, wilderness,. 
And leave these gates of hell ! 
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4 Peace is the blessing that I seek : 

How lovely are its charms ! 
I am for peace ; but, when I speak, 
They all declare for arms. 

5 New passions stilJ their souls engage, 

And keep their malice strong : 
What shall be done to curb thy rage, 
O thou devouring tongue ! 
6- Should burning arrows smite" thee through. 
Strict justice would approve ; 
But I would rather spare my foe, 
And melt his heart with love. 

PSALM 121. First Part. C. M. 

Divine protection. 

1 rriO Zion's hill I lift my eyes, 

JL From thence expecting aid ; 
From Zion's hill, and Zion's God, 
Who heav'n and earth has made. 

2 Thou, then, my soul, in safety rest ,* 

Thy guardian will not sleep : 
His watchful care that Israel guards, 
Will thee in safety keep. 

3 Shelter'd beneath th' Almighty's wings. 

Thou shalt securely rest ; 
Where neither sun nor moon shall thee 
By day or night molest. 

4 At home, abroad, in peace, in war, 

Thy God shall thee defend ; 
Conduct thee thro' life's pilgrimage 
Safe to thy journey's end. 

PSALM 121. Second Part. P. M. 

Constant preservation. 

1 TTPWARD I lift mine eyes : 
VJ From God is all my aid ; 
The God that built the skies. 
And earth and nature made : 

God is the pow'r 
To which I fly ; 
His grace is nigh 
In ev'ry hour. 

2 My feet shall never slide, 
Nor fall in fatal snares : 

Since God, my guard and guide, 
Defends me from my fears. 

Those wakeful eyes. 

That never sleep, 

Shall Israel keep 

When dangers rise 



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3 No burning heats by day, 
Nor blasts of ev'ning air, 
Shall take my health away, 
if God be with me there : 

Thou art my sun, 
And thou my shade, 
To guard my head, 
By night or noon. 

4 Hast thou not giv'n thy word 
To save my soul from death 1 
And I can trust my Lord, 
To keep my mortal breath, 

I'll go and come, 
Nor fear to die, 
Till from on high 
Thou call me home. 

PSALM 122. C. M. 

Public worship. 

1 TTOW did my heart rejoice to hea 
JLjL My friends devoutly say, 

" In Zion let us all appear, 
" And keep the solemn day !" 

2 I love her gates, I love the road : 

The church adorn'd with grace 
Stands, like a palace built for God, 
To show his milder face. 

3 Up to her courts with joys unknown, 

The holy tribes repair ; 
The Son of David holds, his throne, 
And sits in judgment there. 

4 He hears our praises and complaints ; 

And while his awful voice 
Divides the sinners from the saints, 
We tremble and rejoice. 

5 Peace be within this sacred place, 

And joy a constant guest ; 
With holy gifts and heav'nly grace 
Be her attendants blest. 

6 My soul shall pray for Zion still, 

While life or breath remains : 
There my best friends, my kindred dwells ; 
There God, my Saviour, reigns. 

PSALM 123. C. M. 

Pleading loith submission. 

1 f~\ THOU, whose grace and justice re ^ 
\J Enthron'd above the skies ; 
To thee our hearts would tell their pain, 
To thee we lift our eyes. 



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2 As servants watch their master's hand, 

And fear the angry stroke ; 
Or maids before their mistress stand. 
And wait- a peaceful look: 

3 So for our sins we justly feel 

^ Thy discipline, O God ; 
Yet wait the gracious moment still. 
Till thou remove thy rod. 

4 Those, that in wealth and pleasure live. 

Our daily groans deride ; 
And thy delays of mercy give 
Fresh courage to their pride. 

5 Our foes insult us, but our hope 

In thy compassion lies : 
This thought shall bear our spirits up. 
That God will not despise. 

PSALM 124. L. M. 

Thanksgiving' for national deliverance. 

1 TTAD not the Lord, may Israel say, 
JlX Had not the Lord maintain'd our side 
When men, to make our lives a prey, 
Rose like the swelling of the tide. 

2 The swelling tide had stopt our breath. 
So fiercely did the waters roll ; 

We had been swallow'd deep in death : 
Proud waters had o'erwhelm'd our.soul. 

3 We leap for joy, we shout and sing, 
Who just escap'd the fatal stroke ; 
So flies the bird with cheerful wing, 
When once the fowler's snare is broke. 

4 For ever blessed be the Lord, 

Who broke the fowler's cursed snare ; 
Who sav'd us from the murd'ring sword, 
And made our lives and souls his care. 

5 Our help is in Jehovah's name, 

' Who form'd the earth, and built the skies \ 
He, that upholds that wondrous frame, 
Guards his own church with watchful eyes. 
PSALM 125. S.M. 

The trials and safety of believers. 

1 I/1IRM and unmov'd are they 
_T That rest their souls on God ; 

Fix'd as the mount where David dwelt. 
Or where the ark abode. 

2 As mountains stood to guard 
The city's sacred ground, 

So God and his almighty love 
Embrace his saints around* 



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153 



3 What, tho' the Father's rod 
Drop a chastising stroke, 

Yet, lest it wound their souls too deep, 
Its fury shall be broke. 

4 Deal gently, Lord, with those, 
Whose faith and pious fear, 

Whose hope and love, and ev'ry grace r 
Proclaim their hearts sincere. 

5 Nor shall the tyrant's rage 
Too long oppress the saint : 

The God of Israel will support 
His children, lest they faint. 

6 But if our slavish fear 
Will choose the road to hell, 

We must receive our portion there, 
Where bolder sinners dwell. 
PSALM 126. First Part. L. M. 
Praise for unexpected mercies. 

1 T If THEN God restor'd our captive state, 

V T Joy was our song, and grace our theme ; 
A grace beyond our hopes so great, 
The joy appear'd but fancy's dream. 

2 The scoffer owns thy hand, and pays 
Unwilling honors to thy name ; 

While we with pleasure shout thy praise ; 
With cheerful notes thy love proclaim. 

3 When we review'd our dismal fears, 
'Twas hard to think they'd vanish so ; 
With God we left our flowing tears, 
He makes our joys like rivers flow. 

PSALM 126. Second Part, C. M. 
The joy of conversion. 
J "¥yC7*HEN God reveaFd his gracious name, 
? ▼ And chang'd my mournful state, 
My rapture seein'd a pleasing dream, 
The grace appear'd so great. 

2 The world beheld the glorious change, 

And did thy hand confess ; 
My tongue broke out in unknown strains, 
And sung surprising grace. 

3 " Great is the work," my neighbours cri'd, 

And own'd thy pow'r divine ; 
" Great is the work," my heart repli'd, 
" And be the glory thine." 

4 The Lord gan clear the darkest skies, 

Can give us day for night ; , 
Make drops of sacred sorrow rise 
To rivers of delight. 



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5 Let those that sow in sadness wait 

Till the fair harvest come : 
They shall confess their sheaves are great, 
And shout the blessings home. 

6 Tho' seed lie buried long in dust, 

It shan't deceive their hope : 
The precious grain can ne'er be lost, 
For grace insures the crop, 

PSALM 127. L. M. 

Prosperity and happiness from God* 

1 TF God succeed not, all the cost 

JL And pains to build the house are lost ; 

If God the city do not keep 

The watchful guards as well may sleep. 

2 What, tho' you rise before the sun, 
And work and toil when day is done ; 
Careful and sparing eat your bread, 
To shun that poverty you dread ; 

3 'Tis all in vain, till God hath blest ; 
He can make rich, yet give us rest : 
Children and friends are blessings too* 
If God, our Sovereign, make them so. 

4 Happy the man to whom he sends 
Obedient children, faithful friends : 
How sweet our daily comforts prove, 
When they are season'd with his love ! 

PSALM 128. C. M. 

A Christian blessed in his family. 

1 f \ HAPPY man, whose soul is fill'd 
V>f With faith and rev'rend awe ; 
Whose lips to God their honors yield, 

Whose life adorns the law. 

2 A careful providence shall stand, 

And ever guard thy head ; 
And on the labours of thy hand 
Its kindly blessings shed. 

3 Thy wife shall be a fruitful vine ; 

Thy childrem-ound thy board, 
Each, like a plant of honour, shine, 
And learn to fear the Lord. 

4 The Lord shall thy best hopes fulfil, 

For months and years to come ; 
The Lord, who dwells on Zion's hill, 
Shall ..send the blessings home. 
3 This is the man, whose happy eyes 
Shall see his house increase-; 
Shall see the sinking church arise, 
And leave the world hvpeace. 



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1.6 



PSALM 129. C. M. 

Persecutors punished, 

1 T" TP from my youth, may Israel say, 
vJ Have I been nurs'd in tears ; 
My griefs were constant as the day, 

And tedious as the years, 

2 Up from my youth I bore the rage 

Of all the sons of strife ; 
Oft they assail'd my riper age, 
But not destroy'd my life. 

3 Their cruel plough had torn my flesh, 

With furrows long and deep ; 
Hourly they vex'd my wounds afresh, 
Nor let my sorrows sleep. 

4 How was their* insolence surprised, 

To hear his thunders roll ! 
And all the foes of Zion seiz'd 
With horror to the soul. 

5 Thus shall the men that hate the saints, 

Be blasted from the sky ; 
Their glory fades, their courage faints, 
And all their projects die. 

6 What tho' they flourish tall and fair, 

They have no root beneath ; 
Their growth shall perish in despair, 
And lie despis'd in tleath. 

7 So corn, that on the house-top stands, 

No hope of harvest gives ; 
The reaper ne'er shall fill his hands, 
Nor binder fold the sheaves : 

8 It springs and withers on the place : 

No traveller bestows 
A word of blessing on the grass. 
Nor minds it as he goes. 

PSALM 130. C. M. 

• Pardoning grace, 
. 1 /^\UT of the depths of long distress, 
\J The borders of despair, 
1 sent my cries to seek thy grace, 
My groans to move thine ear. 

2 Great God ! should thy severer eye. 

And thine impartiaRiand, 
Mark and revenge iniquity, 
No mortal flesh could stand. 

3 But there are pardons with my God 

For crimes of high degree ; 
Thy Son has bought them with his blood , 
To draw us near to thee. 



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4 I wait for thy salvation, Lord, 

With strong desires I wait ; 
My soul, invited by thy word, 
Stands watching at thy gate. 

5 Just as the guards, that keep the night, 

Long for the morning skies ; 
Watch the first beams of breaking light ; 
And meet them with their eyes : 

6 So waits my soul to see thy grace, 

And, more intent than they, 
Meets the first op'nings of thy face, 
And finds a brighter day. 
? Then in the Lord let Israel trust : 
Let Israel seek his face : 
The Lord is good, as well as just, 
And plenteous in his grace. 
> There's full redemption at his throne 
For sinners long, enslav'd : 
The great Redeemer is his Son ; 
And Israel shall be sav'd. 

PSALM 131. C. M. 
Humility and submission. 

IS there ambition in my heart ? 
Search, gracious God, and see : 
Or do I act a haughty part ? 

Lord, I appeal to thee. 
I charge my thoughts, be humble still, 

And all my carriage mild ; 
Content, my Father, with thy will, 

And quiet as a child. 
The patient soul, the lowly mind 

Shall have a large reward : ' 
Let saints in sorrow lie resign'd, 
And trust a faithful Lord. 

PSALM' 132. First Part. L. M. 

Provisions of Zion. " 

HERE shall we go, to seek and find 
A habitation for our God ; 
A dwelling for th' eternal Mind, 
Among the sons of "flesh and blood ? 
The God of Jacob chose the hill 
Of Zion for his ancient rest ; 
And Zion is his dwelling still ; 
His church is with his presence blest. 
Here will I fix my gracious throne, 
And reign lor ever, saith the Lord ,* 
Here shall my pow'r and iove be known, 
And blessings shall attend my word. 



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4 Here will I meet the hungry poor, 
And fill their souls with living bread : 
Sinners that wait before my door, 
With sweet provision shall be fed. 

5 Girded with truth, and cloth'd with grace, 
My priests, my ministers, shall shine : 
Not Aaron, in his costly dress, 

Made an appearance so divine. 

6 The saints, unable to contain 

Their inward joy, shall shout and sing ; 
The Son of David here shall reign, 
And Zion triumph in her King. 

7 Jesus shall see a num'rous seed 

Born here t' uphold his glorious name ; 
His crown shall flourish on his head, 
While all his foes are cloth'd with shame, 

PSALM 132. Second Part. C. M. 

Privileges of the New Testament Church, 

1 4 RISE, O King of grace, arise, 
f\ And enter to thy rest : 

Lo ! thy church waits with longing eyes, 
Thus to be own'd and blest. 

2 Enter with all thy glorious train, 

Thy Spirit and thy word : 
All, that the ark did once contain, 
Could no such grace afford. 

3 Clothe all thy ministers with grace, 

Let truth their tongues employ ; 
That in the Saviour's righteousness 
Thy saints may shout for joy. 

4 Here, mighty God ! accept our vows, 

Here let thy praise be spread ; 
Bless the provisions of thy house, 
And fill thy poor with bread. 

5 Here let the Son of David reign, 

Let God's anointed shine ; 
Justice and truth his court maintain, 
With love and pow'r divine. 

PSALM 132. Third Part. C. M. 
The privileges of the church under the New TestaTnenfi 

1 rjlHE Lord in Zion plac'd his throne, 

JL His ark was settled there : 
To Zion the whole nation came, 
To worship thrice a year. 

2 But we have no such lengths to walk, 

Nor wander far abroad ; 
Where'er thy saints assemble now, 
There is a house for God. 



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3 Blest Zion still, in God's esteem, 

Ail other seats excels : 
Wherever he records his name, 
'Tis Zion ; there he dwells, 

4 " Her store," says he, " I will increase ; 

" Her poor with plenty bless ; 
" Her saints shall shout for joy ,• her priests 
" My saving health confess. 

5 " There David's pow'r shall long remain 

" In his estabiish'd line ; 
" There David's Son and Lord shall reign, 
"And with fresh lustre shine. 

6 " The faces of his vanquish'd foes 

" Confusion shall o'erspread ; 
" Whilst, with confirm'd success, his crown 
" Shall flourish on his head." 

PSALM 133. First Part. C. M. 

Brotherly love. 

1 T O ! what an entertaining sight 
JLJ Are brethren that agree ; 
Brethren whose cheerful hearts unite 

In bonds of piety. 

2 When streams of love from Christ, the spring. 

Descend to ev'ry soul, 
And heav'nly peace with balmy wing, 
Shades and bedews the whole : 

3 'Tis like the oil divinely sweet, 

On Aaron's rev'rend head ; 
The trickling drops perfum'd his feet, 
And o'er his garments spread. 

4 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews 

That fall on Zion's hill ; 
Where God his mildest glory shews, 
And makes his grace distil. 

PSALM 133. Second Part. S. M. 

Brotherly love. 

1 TT>LEST are the sons of peace, 

J3 Whose hearts and hopes are one ; 
Whose kind designs to serve and please, 
Thro' all their actions run. 

2 Blest is the pious house, 

Where zeal and friendship meet ; 
Their songs of praise, their mingled vows. 
Make their communion sweet. 

3 Thus, on the heav'nly hills 
The saints are blest above, 

Where joy, like morning dew distils, 
And all the air is love. 



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PSALM 134. C. M. 

General Praise- 

1 ^\TE that obey th' immortal King* 
JL Attend his holy place ; 

Bow to the glories of his pow'r, 
And bless his wondrous grace. 

2 Lift up your hands by morning light. 

And raise your souls on high j 
Send your admiring thoughts by night 
Above the starry sky. 

3 The God of Zion cheers our hearts, 

With rays of quick'ning grace ; 
The God that spread the heav'ns abroad, 

And rules the swelling seas. 
PSALM 135. First Part. L. M. 
The church God's house and care — general praite> 

1 "OR AISE ye the Lord, exalt his name, 
jl While in his earthly courts ye wait 3 
Ye saints that to his house belong, 

Or stand attending at his gate. 

2 Praise ye the Lord, the Lord is good ; 
To praise his name is sweet employ ; 
Israel he chose of old, and still 

His church is his peculiar joy. 

3 The Lord himself will judge his saints ; 
He treats his servants as his friends : 
And when he hears their sore complaints, 
Repents the Sorrows, that he sends. 

4 Thro' ev'ry age the Lord declares 

His name, and breaks th' oppressor's rod ; 
He gives his suff 'ring servants rest, 
And will be known th' Almighty God. 

5 Bless ye the Lord, who taste his love 
People and priests exalt his name : 
Among his saints he ever dwells ; 
His church is his Jerusalem. 

PSALM 135. Second Part. L. M. 
Grandeur of God, 

1 f^i REAT is the Lord, exalted high, 
vX Above all pow'rs and ev'ry throne j 
Whate'er he pleas'd in earth or sea, 

Or heav'n, or hell, his hand hath done* 

2 At. his command the vapours rise, 

The lightnings flash, the thunders roar ; 
He pours the rain ; he brings the wind, 
And tempests from his airy store. 

3 'Twas he, those dreadful tokens sent, 
O Egypt, through thy stubborn land ! 



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When all thy first born, beasts and men. 
Fell dead by his avenging hand. 

4 What mighty nations, mighty kings 
He slew, and their whole country gave 
To Israel, whom his hand redeem'd, 
No more to be proud Pharaoh's slave. 

5 His pow'r the same, the same his grace, 
That saves us from the hosts of hell : 
And heav'n he gives us to possess, 
Whence those apostate angels fell. 

PSALM 135. Third Part. C. M. 
Grandeur of God — Introductory. 

1 \ WAKE, ye saints, to praise your King, 
XjL Your sweetest passions raise ; 

Your pious pleasure, while you sing, 
Increasing with the praise. 

2 Great is the Lord ; and works unknown 

Are his divine employ ; 
But still his saints are near his throne, 
His treasure and his joy. 

3 Heav'n, earth, and sea confess his hand ; 

He bids the vapours rise : 
Lightning and storms at his command, 
Sweep thro' the sounding skies. 

4 All pow'r, that gods or kings have claim'd, 

Is found with him alone ; 
But heathen gods should ne'er be nam'd 
Where our Jehovah's known. 

5 O Zion, trust the living God, 

Serve him with faith and tear ; 
He makes thy courts his blest abode, 
And claims his honors there. 

PSALM 136. First Part. H. M. 
*7ie wonders of Creation, Providence, and Redempt 

1 f^i IVE thanks to God most high, 
V X The universal Lord ; 

The sov'reign King of kings ; 

And be his grace ador'd. 
£ * His pow'r and grace are still the same ; 
" And let his name have endless praise." 

2 How mighty is his hand ! 
What wonders hath he done ! 
He form'd the earth and seas, 
And spread the heav'ns alone. 

" Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ; 
"And ever sure abides thy word." 

3 His wisdom fram'd the sun, 
To crown the day with light ; 



PSALM CXXXVL 

The moon and twinkling stars, 
To cheer the darksome night. 
" His pow'r and grace are still the same 
" And let his name have endless praise." 

4 He smote the first born sons, 
The flow'r of Egypt, dead ; 
And thence his chosen tribes 
With joy and glory led. 

" Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ; 
" And ever sure abides thy word." 

5 His pow'r and lifted rod 
Cleft the Red Sea in two ,* 
And for his people made 

A wondrous passage through. 
" His pow'r and grace are still the same 
" And let his name have endless praise," 

6 But cruel Pharaoh there, 
With all his host he drown'd, 
And brought his Israel safe 
Thro' a long desert ground. 

" Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ; 
"And ever sure abides thy word." 

7 The kings of Canaan fell 
Beneath his dreadful hand ; 
While his own servants took 
Possession of their land. 

" His pow'r and grace are still the same ; 
" And let his name have endless praise." 

8 He saw the nations lie 
All perishing in sin ; 
And pitied the sad state 
The ruin'd world was in. 

" Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure ; 
" And ever sure abides thy word." 

9 He sent his only Son 

To save us from our woe, 

From Satan, sin, and death, 

And ev'ry hurtful foe. 
" His pow'r and grace are still the same 
" And let his name have endless praise." 

10 Give thanks aloud to God, 
To God the heav'nly king ; 
And let the spacious earth 
His works and glories sing. 
" Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure.; 
"And ever sure abides thy word." 
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PSALM 136. Second Part. L. M. 
The wonders of Creation, Providence, and Redemption 

1 IVE to our God immortal praise, 
UT Mercy and truth are all his ways : 
Give to the Lord of lords renown, 
The King of kings with glory crown. 

2 He built the earth, he spread the sky, 
And fix'd the starry lights on high : ' 
He fills the sun with morning light, 
He bids the moon direct the night. 

3 The Jews he freed from Pharaoh's hand, 
And brought them to the promis'd land : 
He saw the Gentiles dead in sin, 

And felt his pity work within. 

4 He sent his Son with pow'r to save 
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave : 
i; Wonders of grace to God belong, 

" Repeat his mercies in your song." 

5 Thro' this vain world he guides our feet, 
And leads us to his heav'nly seat : 

" His mercies ever shall endure, 
" When this vain world shall be no more/* 
PSALM 137. First Part. L. M. 
The sorrows of Israel in captivity* 

1 TT> Y Babel's stream the captive sate, 
JD And wept for Zion's hapless fate : 
Useless their harps on willows hung, 
While foes requir'd a sacred song. 

2 With taunting voice, and scornful eye, 
" Sing us a song of heav'n," they cry : 
" While foes deride our God, and King* 
M How can we tune our harps or sing?'* 

3 " It Zion's woes our hearts forget, 

" Or cease to mourn for Israel's fate, 
" Let useful skill our hands forsake ; 
" Our hearts with hopeless sorrow break.'* 

4 " Thou, ruin'd Salem, to our eyes 

" Each day, in sad remembrance rise ! 

" Should we e'er cease to feel thy wrongs, 

" Lost be our joys, and mute our tongues/' 

5 " Remember, Lord, proud Edom's sons, 
" Who cried, exulting at our groans, 

" While Salem trembled at her base, 

" Rase them : her deep foundations rase." 

6 While thus they sung, the mourner view'd 
Their foes by Cyrus' arm subdu'd, 

And saw his glory rise, who spread 

Their streets, and fields, with hosts of dead. 



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7 Pleas'd, they foresaw the blest decree, 
That set their tribes from bondage free ; 
Renew'd the temple, and restor'd 
The sacred worship of the Lord. 

PSALM 137. Second Part. L. II. 
The church in distress^ seeking God. 

1 T ORD, in those dark and dismal days, 
1 A We mourn the hidings of thy face : 
Proud enemies our path surround, 

To level Zion with the ground. 

2 Her sons, her worship, they deride, 

And hiss thy word with tongues of pride, 

And cry, t' insult our humble prayer, 

" Where is your God, ye Christians, where 

3 Errors, and sins, and follies grow ; 
Thy saints bow down in deepest woe : 
Their love decays, their zeal is o'er ; 
And thousands walk with Christ no more, 

4 To happier days our bosoms turn ; 
Those days but teach us how to mourn : 
The God, who bade his mercy flow, 

In wrath withdraws his blessings now, 

5 The blessing from thy truth's withdrawn , 
Its quick'ning, saving influ'nce gone : 
Unwarm'd, unwaken'd, sinners hear. 
Nor see their awful danger near. 

6 In dews unseen, in scanty show'rs, 
Thy Spirit sheds his healing pow v rs ; 
Thy thirsty ground is parch'd beneath. 
And all is barrenness, and death. 

7 Yet still, thy name be ever blest, 
On thee our hope shall safely rest : 
Zion her Saviour soon shall see 
Array'd to set his Israel free. 

3 Jesus, with vengeance arm'd, shall con^ 
To crush his foes, and seal their doom : 
The mystic Babel whelm in dust, 
Her pomp, her idols, pow'r and trust, 

9 Then shall thy saints exult, and sing 
The matchless glories of their King ; 
Nations before his altar bend, 
And peace from realm to realm extend. 
PSALM 137. Third Part. S. M. 
Love for the church. 

1 T LOVE thy kingdom, Lord, 
JL The house of thine abode ; 
The church our blest Redeemer sav'd 
With his own precious blood : 



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Dear as the apple of thine eye, 
And graven on thy hand. 



2 I love thy church, O God ! 
Her walls before thee stand, 



±1±J YUILC, Ul UdUUS UCll^, 

These hands let useful skill forsake. 



3 If e'er to bless thy sons 
My voice, or hands deny. 



This voice in silence die. 

4 If e'er my heart forget ? 
Her welfare, or her woe, 

Let ev'ry joy this heart forsake, 
And eVry grief o'erflow. 

5 For her my tears shall fall ; 
For her my pray'rs ascend ; 

To her "my cares and toils be giv A n, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

6 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heav'nly ways ,* 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

7 Jesus, thou Friend divine, 
Our Saviour, and our King, 

Thy hand from ev'ry snare and foe 
Shall great deliv'rance bring. 

8 Sure as thy truth shall last, 
To Zion shall be giv'n 

The brightest glories earth can yield. 
And brighter bliss of heav'n. 



I TTJJTITH all my pow'rs of heart and tongue, 
V V I'll praise my Maker in my song : 
Angels shall hear the notes I raise, 
Approve the song, and join the praise. 
■2 Angels that make thy church their care, 
Shall witness my devotion there ; 



To thy fair temple in the skies. 

3 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord, 
I'll sing the wonders of thy word ; 
Not all thy works and names below 
So much thy pow'r and glory show. 

4 To God I cri'd when troubles rose ; 
He heard me, and subdu'd my foes ; 
He did my rising fears controul, 

And strength diffus'd through all my soul. 
B The God of heav'n maintains his state, 
Frowns on the proud, and scorns the great : 





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But from his throne descends, to see 
The sons of humble poverty. 

6 Amid a thousand snares I stand, 
Upheld and guarded by thy hand : 
Thy words my fainting soul revive, 
And keep my dying faith alive. 

7 Grace will complete what grace begins. 
To save from sorrows and from sins : 
The work that wisdom undertakes, 
Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes. 

PSALM 139. First Part. L. M. 
The omniscience and omnipresence of God, 

1 rilHOU, Lord, by strictest search hast known 

JL My rising up and lying down : 
My secret thoughts are known to thee, 
Known long before conceiv'd by me. 

2 Thine eye my bed and path surveys, 
My public haunts and private ways ; 
Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would vent ; 
My yet unutter'd words' intent. 

3 Within thy circling pow'r I stand ; 
On ev'ry side I find thy hand : 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 

I am surrounded still with God, 

4 O ! could I so perfidious be, 

To think of once deserting thee ! 
Where, Lord, could I thy influ'nce shun ! 
Or whither from thy presence run 1 

5 If up to heaven I take my flight, 

'Tis there thou dwell'st enthron'd in light ; 

If down to hell's infernal plains, 

'Tis there almighty vengeance reigns. 

6 If I the morning wings could gain, 
And fly beyond the western main, 
Thy swifter hand would first arrive, 
And there arrest thy fugitive. 

7 Or should I try to shun thy sight 
Beneath the sable wings of night ; 

One glance from thee, one piercing ray. 
Would kindle darkness into day. 

8 The veil of night is no disguise, 

No screen from thy all-searching, eyes ; 
Thro' midnight shades thou find'st thy way, 
As in the blazing noon of day. 

9 " O may these thoughts possess my breast, 
" Where'er I rove, where'er I rest ! 

" Nor let my weaker passions dare 
M Consent to sin ; for God is there," 



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PSALM 139. Second Part. C. M. 

The wisdom of God in the formation of man. 
i T^THEN I with pleasing wonder stand, 
v w And all my frame survey ; 
Lord, 'tis tby work ; I own, thy hand 
Thus built my humble clay. 
% Thy hand my heart and reins possest, 
Where unborn nature grew : 
Thy wisdom all my features trac'd, 
And all my members drew. 

3 Thine eye with nicest care survey'd 

The growth of every part ; 
Till the whole scheme thy thoughts had laid, 
Was copied by thine art. 

4 Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind, 

Show me thy wondrous skill : 
But I review myself, and find 
Diviner wonders still. 

5 Thine awful glories round me shine, 

My flesh proclaims thy praise : 
Lord, to thy works of nature join 
Thy miracles of grace. 

PSALM 139. Third Part. C. M. 

The mercies of God innumerable. An evening Psalm I 

1 T* ORD, when I count thy mercies o'er, 
I A They strike me with surprise ; 

Not all the sands that spread the shore 
To equal numbers rise. 

2 My flesh with fear and wonder stands, 

The product of thy skill : 
And hourly blessings from thy hands 
Thy thoughts of love reveal. 

3 These on my heart by night I keep ; 

How kind, how dear to me ! 

! may the hour that ends my sleep 
Still find my thoughts with thee. 

PSALM 139. Fourth Part. L. M. 
Christian integrity. — An appeal to God. 

1 IVTY God, what inward grief I feel, 

JLtX When impious men transgress thy will ! - 

1 mourn to hear their lips profane, 
Take thy tremendous name in vain. 

2 Does not my soul detest and hate 
The sons of malice and deceit? 
Those that oppose thy laws and thee, 
I count them enemies to me. 

3 Lord, search my soul, try ev'ry thought : 
Tho' my own heart accuse me not 



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167 



Of walking in a false disguise ; 
I beg the trial of thine eyes. 
4 Doth secret mischief lurk within ? 
Do I indulge some unknown sin ? 

turn my feet whene'er I stray ! 
And lead me in thy perfect way. 

PSALM 140. S. M. 

A complaint against personal enemies, 

1 1%/TY God, while impious men, 
JLtjL With malice in their heart, 

My peace destroy, my life defame, 
Thy guardian grace impart. 

2 With poison in their lips, 
And with a serpent's tongue, 

They sting my fainting soul to death, 
And make my name their song. 

3 Ceaseless they lie in wait 
My footsteps to betray ; 

They hide their snare, they set their gin, 
Beside my peaceful way. 

4 O hear my humble cry ! 
Their fondest hope destroy ; 

Their arts confound, their plots disclose, 
And blast their envious joy. 

5 On their own heads shall fall 
The mischiefs they devise ; 

Thy hand shall take them in their net, 
Their slanders, and their lies. 

6 As coals the wood consume, 
As pits receive their slain ; 

So shall the men of malice sink, 
And never rise again: 

7 The Lord, who hates the proud, 
Shall scorch the sland'rous tongue, 

Shall hunt the wicked from the earth, 
And well requite their wrong. 

8 Thou wilt sustain the poor, 
And bid th' afflicted sing ; 

Before thee shall thy children dwell, 
Their Father, and their King. 

PSALM 141. L. M. 

Watchfulness and brotherly love — a morning or evening 
Psalm. 

1 lY/TY God, accept my early vows, 
i-Ti Like morning incense in thy house ; 
And let my nightly worship rise 
Sweet as the ev'ning sacrifice. 

% Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, Lord, 
From ev'ry rash and heedless word ; 



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Nor let my feet incline to tread 
The guilty path where sinners lead. 

3 O may the righteous, when I stray, 
Smite and reprove my wand'ring way ! 
Their gentle words, like ointment shed, 
Shall never bruise but cheer my head. 

4 When I behold them prest with grief, 
I'll cry to heav'n for their relief; 
And by my warm petitions prove 
How much I prize their faithful love. 

PSALM 142. C. M. 

Deliverance in sore distress. 

1 rnO God I made my sorrows known, 

Ji From God I sought relief; 
In long complaints before his throne, 
I pour'd out all my grief. 

2 My soul was overwhelmed with woes, 

My heart began to break : 
My God, who all my burdens knows, 
Knows ev'ry way I take. 

3 On ev'ry side I cast mine eye, 

And Found my helpers gone ; 
While friends and strangers pass'd me by 
Neglected or unknown. 

4 Then did I raise a louder cry, 

And call'd thy mercy near ; 
" Thou art my portion when I die, 
" Be thou my refuge here." 

5 Lord, I am brought exceeding low.; 

Now let thine ear attend 
And make my foes, who vex me, know, 
I've an Almighty friend. 

6 From my sad prison set me free ; 

Then shall I praise thy name : 
And holy men shall join with me, 
Thy kindness to proclaim. 

PSALM 143. L. M, 

Mourning under afflictions. 

1 1VTY righteous Judge, my gracious God, 
ItJL Hear, when 1 spread my hands abroad.. 
And cry for succour from thy throne : 

O make thy truth and mercy known ! 

2 Let judgment not against me pass ; 
Behold thy servant pleads thy grace : 
Should justice call us to thy bar, 

No living man is guiltless there. 

3 Look down in pity, Lord, and see 
The mighty woes that burden me : 



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Down to the dust my life is brought, 
Like one long buried and forgot. 

I 1 dwell in darkness and unseen, 
My heart is desolate within ; 

My thoughts in musing silence trace 
The ancient wonders of thy grace. 
> Thence I derive a glimpse of hope 
To bear my sinking spirits up ; 
I stretch my hands to God again, 
And thirst, like parched lands, for rain ; 

6 For thee I thirst, I pray, I mourn ; 
When will thy smiling face return ! 
Shall all my joy on earth remove ? 
And God forever hide his love 1 

7 My God, thy long delay, to save, 
Will sink thy pris'ner to the grave ; 

My heart grows faint, and dim mine eye ; 
Make haste to help before I die. 
3 The night is witness to my tears, 
Distressing pains, distressing fears: 
O, might I hear thy morning voice, 
How would my wearied pow'rs rejoice I 

9 In thee I trust, to thee I sigh, 

And raise my grieved soul on high ; 
For thee sit waiting all the day, 
And wear the tiresome hours away, 

10 Break off my fetters, Lord, and show 
Which is the path my feet should go \ 
If snares and foes beset the road, 

1 flee to hide me near my God. 

I I Teach me to do thy holy will, 
And lead me to thy heav'nly hill j 
Let the Good Spirit of thy love 
Conduct me to thy courts above. 

12 Then shall my soul no more complain* 
The tempter then shall rage in vain : 
And flesh, that was my foe before, 
Shall never vex my spirit more. 

PSALM 144. First Part. C. M. 
Victory in the spiritual warfare. 

1 T^IOR ever blessed be the Lord, 
JF My Saviour and my shield : 
He sends his Spirit with his word, 

To arm me for the field. 4* 

2 When sin and hell their force unite, 

He makes my soul his care ; 
Instructs me in the heav'nly fight. 
And guards me thro' the war. 
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3 A friend and helper so divine, 
Does my weak courage raise ; 
He makes the glorious vict'ry mine ; 
And his shall be the praise. 
PSALM 144. Second Part. C, M. 
The vanity of man — condescension of God. 

1 T ORD, what is man, poor feeble man, 
J J Born of the earth at first ! 

His life a shadow, light and vain, 
Still hast'ning to the dust. 

2 O what is feeble dying man, 

Or any of his race, 
That God should make it his concern 
To visit him with grace ! 

3 That God who darts his lightnings down. 

Who shakes the worlds above ; 
While mountains tremble at his frown : 
How wondrous is his love ! 
PSALM 144. Third Part. L. M. 

The happy nation. 

1 TTAPPY the city, where their sons 
JTX Like pillars round a palace set, 
And daughters, bright as polish'd stones, 
Give strength and beauty to the state. 

2 Happy the country, where the sheep, 
Cattle, and corn, have large increase ; 
Where men securely work, or sleep, 
Nor sons of plunder break their peace. 

3, Happy the nation thus endow'd : 
But more divinely blest are those, 
On whom the all-sufficient God, 
Himself with all his grace bestows. 

PSALM 145. First Part. L. M. 
General praise — greatness of God. 

1 TVTY God, my King, thy various praise 
ItJL Shall fill the remnant of my days ; 
Thy grace employ my humble tongue, 
Till death and glory raise the song. 

2 The wings of ev'ry hour shall bear 
Some thankful tribute to thine ear ; 
And ev'ry setting sun shall see 
New works of duty done for thee. 

3 Thy truth and justice I'll proclaim ; 
Thy bounty flows an endless stream ; 
Thy mercy swift ; thine anger slow ; 
But dreadful to the stubborn foe. 

4 Thy works with sov'reign glory shine. 
And speak thy majesty divine : 



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1 



Let Zion in her courts proclaim 
The sound and honour of thy name. 

5 Let distant times and nations raise 
The long succession of thy praise ; 
And unborn ages make my song 
The joy and labour of their tongue. 

6 But who can speak thy wondrous deeds ? 
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds : 
Vast and unsearchable thy ways ; 

Vast and immortal be thy praise. 

PSALM 145. Second Part. C. M, 
The goodness of God. 

SWEET is the mem'ry of thy grace, 
My God, my heav'nly King : 
Let age to age thy righteousness 
In sounds of glory sing. 

2 God reigns on high, but not confines 

His goodness to the skies ; 
Thro' the whole earth his bounty shines, 
And ev'ry want supplies. 

3 With longing eyes thy creatures wait 

On thee for daily food ; 
Thy lib'ral hand provides their meat, 
And fills their mouth with good. 

4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord ! 

How slow thy anger moves ! 
But soon he sends his pard'ning word 
To cheer the souls he loves. 

5 Creatures, with all their endless race, 

Thy pow'r and praise proclaim ; 
But saints that taste thy richer grace, 
Delight to bless thy name. 
PSALM 145. Third Part. C. fit. 
The mercy of God. 

1 "I" ET ev'ry tongue thy mercy speak, 
JLJ Thou sov'reign Lord of all ; 

Thy strength'ning hands uphold the weak. 
And raise the poor that fall. 

2 When sorrow bows the spirit down, 

Or virtue lies distrest 
Beneath some proud oppressor's frown. 
Thou giv'st the mourners rest. 

3 The Lord supports our sinking days, 

And guides our giddy youth : 
Holy and just are all his ways, 
And all his words are truth. 

4 He knows the pain his servants feel : 

He hears his children cry * 



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And their best wishes to fulfil, 
His grace is ever nigh. 

5 His mercy never shall remove 

From men of heart sincere : 
He saves the souls, whose humble love 
Is join'd with holy fear. 

6 His stubborn foes his sword shall slay. 

And pierce their hearts with pain ,* 
But none, that serve the Lord, shall say 
" They sought his aid in vain." 

7 My lips shall dwell upon his praise, 

And spread his fame abroad : 
Let all the sons of Adam raise 
The honours of their God. 
PSALM 146. First Part. L. M. 
Goodness and faithfulness of God. 

X)RAISE ye the Lord : my heart shall joh> 
JL In work so pleasant, so divine ; 
Now while the flesh is my abode, 
And when my soul ascends to God. 

2 Praise shall employ my noblest pow'rs. 
While immortality endures ; 

My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
While life, and thought, and being last. 

3 Why should I make a man my trust ? 
Princes must die and turn to dust ; 

Their breath departs, their pomp and pow'r, 
And thoughts, all vanish in an hour. 

4 Happy the man, whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God ; he made the sky, 
And earth and seas, with all their train ; 
And none shall find his promise vain. 

5 His truth forever stands secure ; 

He saves th' opprest, he feeds the poor : 
He sends the lab'ring conscience peace. 
And grants the pris'ner sweet release, 
i The Lord hath eyes to give the blind 
The Lord supports the sinking mind ; 
He helps the stranger in distress, 
The widow and the fatherless. 
He loves his saints, he knows them well, 
But turns the wicked down to hell ; 
Thy God, O Zion, ever reigns ; 
Praise him in everlasting strains. 

PSALM 146. Second Part. L. P. M. 
Goodness and faithfulness of God. 

I'LL praise my Maker with my breath ; 
And when my voice is lost in death, 
Praise shall employ my nobler pow'rs ; 



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173 



My days of praise shall ne'er be past 
While life, and thought, and being last, 
Or immortality endures. 

2 Why should I make a man my trust ? 
Princes must die and turn to dust : 

Vain is the help of flesh and blood ,\ 
Their breath departs, their pomp, and pow'r. 
And thoughts, all vanish in an hour : 

Nor can they make their promise good. 

3 Happy the man whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God ; he made the sky. 

And earth and seas, with all their train ; 
His truth forever stands secure ; 
He saves th' opprest, he feeds the poor : 

And none shall find his promise vain, 
i The Lord hath eyes to give the blind ; 
The Lord supports the sinking mind ; 

He sends the lab'ring conscience peace ; 
He helps the stranger in distress, 
The widow and the fatherless ; 

And grants the pris'ner sweet release. 

5 He loves his saints, he knows them well ; 
But turns the wicked down to hell : 

Thy God, O Zion, ever reigns. 
Let ev'ry tongue, let ev'ry age, 
In this exaltedwork engage ; 

Praise him in everlasting strains. 

6 I'll praise him while he lends me breath ; 
And when my voice is lost in death, 

Praise shall employ my nobler pow'rs ; 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
While life, and thought, and being last, 
Or immortality endures. 
PSALM 147. First Part, L. M. 
Providence and Grace. 

1 T3RAISE ye the Lord : 'tis good to raise 
JT Our hearts and voices in his praise : 
His nature and his works invite 

To make this duty our delight, 

2 'The Lord builds up Jerusalem, 
And gathers nations to his name : 
His mercy melts the stubborn soul, 
And makes the broken spirit whole. 

3 He form'd the stars, those heav'nly flames, 
He counts their numbers, calls their names ; 
His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound, 

A deep where all our thoughts are drown r d> 

4 Great is our Lord, and great his might ; 
And all his glories infinite ; 

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He crowns the meek, rewards the just* 
And treads the wicked to the dust. 
5 The saints are lovely in his sight : 
On them he looks with great delight ; 
He sees their hope, he knows their fear, 
And views, and loves his image there. 

PSALM 147. Second Part, L. M. 
The seasons of the year, 

LET Zion praise the mighty God, 
And make his honours known abroad 
For sweet the joy our songs to raise, 
And glorious is the work of praise. 

2 Our children live secure and blest ; 
Our shores have peace, our cities rest ; 
He feeds our sons with finest wheat, 
And adds his blessing to their meat. 

3 The changing seasons he ordains, 
The early and the latter rains ; 

His flakes of snow, like wool, he sends, 
And thus the springing corn defends. 

4 With hoary frost he strews the ground ; 
His hail descends with dreadful sound : 
His icy bands the rivers hold, 

And terror arms his wintry cold. 

5 He bids the warmer breezes blow, 
The ice dissolves, the waters flow ; 
But he hath nobler works and ways 
To call his children to his praise. 

6 Thro' all our coasts his laws are shown, 
His gospel thro' the nation known : 

He hath not thus reveai'd his word 
To ev'ry land : Praise ye the Lord. 

PSALM 147. Third Part. C. M. 
The seasons of the year. 

1 WyCTITH songs and honours sounding law 1 
V V Address the Lord on high ; 

Around the heav 5 ns he spreads his cloud, 
And waters veil the sky. 

2 He sends his show'rs of blessings down 

To cheer the plains below ; 
He makes the grass the mountains crown. 
And corn in vallies grow. 

3 He gives the grazing ox his meat, 

He hears the ravens cry ; 
But man, who tastes his finest wheat, 
Should raise his honours high. 

4 His steady counsels change the face 

Of the declining year ; 



PSALM CXLVIII. 



He bids the sun cut short his race, 
And wintry days appear. 

5 His hoary frost, his fleecy snow, 

Descend and clothe the ground : 
The liquid streams forbear to flow, 
In icy fetters bound, 

6 When from his dreadful stores on high 
He pours the rattling hail ; 

The wretch, that dares his God defy, 
Shall find his courage fail. 

7 He sends his word, and melts the snow ; 

The fields no longer mourn ; 
He calls the southern gales to blow, 
And bids the spring return. 

8 The changing wind, the flying cloud, 

Obey his mighty word : 
With songs and honours sounding loud, 
Praise ye the sov'reign Lord. 
PSALM 148. First Part. H. M. 

Universal praise. 

1 X^iE tribes of Adam, join 

X With heav'n and earth and seas, 

And offer notes divine 

To your Creator's praise. 

Ye holy throng of angels bright, 
In worlds of light, begin the song. 

2 Thou sun with dazzling rays, 
And moon that rul'st the night, 
Shine to your Maker's praise, 
With stars of twinkling light. 

His pow'r declare, ye floods on high. 
And clouds, that fly in empty air. 

3 The shining worlds above 
In glorious order stand, 
Or in swift courses move 
By his supreme command. 

He spake the word, and all their frame 
From nothing came, to praise the Lord. 

4 He mov'd the mighty wheels 
In unknown ages past ; 

And each his word fulfils, 

While time and nature last. 

In difPrent ways his works proclaim 
His wondrous name, and speak his praise, 

5 Let all the earth-born race, 
And monsters of the deep ; 
The fish that cleave the seas, 
Or in their bosom sleep ; 



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From sea and shore their tribute pay; 
And still display their maker's pow'r. 

6 Ye vapours, hail and snow, 
Praise ye th' almighty Lord ; 
And stormy winds, that blow, 
To execute his word. 

When lightnings shine, or thunders roar, 
Let earth adore his hand divine. 

7 Ye mountains near the skies, 
With lofty cedars there, 
And trees of humbler size, 
That fruit in plenty bear ; 

Beasts wild and tame, birds, flies, and worm^ 

In various forms, exalt his name. 
3 Ye kings, and judges, fear 
The Lord, the sov'reign King ; 
And, while you rule us here, 
His heav'nly honours sing : 

Nor let the dream of pow'r and state 

Make you forget his pow'r supreme. 

9 Virgins, and youths, engage 
To sound his praise divine, 
While infancy and age 
Their feebler voices join : 

Wide as he reigns, his name be sung 
By ev'ry tongue, in endless strains/ 

10 Let all the nations fear 
The God that rules above ; 
He brings his people near, 
And makes them taste his love : 

While earth and sky attempt his praise, 
His saints shall raise his honours high. 

PSALM 148. Second Part. L. M. 
Universal praise to God. 

1 T OUD hallelujahs to the Lord, [dwell ; 
I A From distant worlds, where creatures 
Let heav'n begin the solemn word, 

And sound it dreadful down to hell. 

2 The Lord, how absolute he reigns ! 
Let ev'ry angel bend the knee ; 
Sing of his love in heav'nly strains, 
And speak how fierce his terrors be. 

3 Mortals, can you refrain your tongue, 
When nature all around you sings 1 

O ior a shout from old and young, 
From humble swains and lofty kings ! 

4 Wide as his vast dominion lies, 
Make the Creator's name be koown ; 



PSALM CXLLX. CL. 



Loud as his thunder shout his praise, 
And sound it lofty as his throne, 
5 Jehovah ! 'tis a glorious word ! 
O may it dwell on ev'ry tongue ! 
But saints, who best have known the Lord, 
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 

PSALM 149. C. ML 

The triumph of the Church. 

1 A LL ye that love the Lord, rejoice, 
XjL And let your songs be new ; 
Amid the church with cheerful voice. 

His later wonders show. 

2 The Jews, the people of his grace. 

Shall their Redeemer sing; 
And Gentile nations join the praise. 
While Zionowns her King. 

3 The Lord takes pleasure in the just. 

Whom sinners treat with scorn ; 
The meek, that lie despis'd in'dust 
Salvation shall adorn. 

4 Saints shall be joyful in their King, 

Ev'n on a dying bed : 
And, like the souls, in glory sing : 
For God shall raise the dead. 

5 Then his high praise shall fill their tongues, 

Their hand shall wield the sword ; 
And vengeance shall attend their songs ; 
The vengeance of the Lord. 

6 When Christ the judgment-seat ascends, 

And bids the world appear ; 
Thrones are prepar'd for all his friends, 
Who humbly lov'd him here. 

7 Then shall they rule, with iron rod, 

Nations that dar'd rebel ; 
And join the sentence of their God, 
On tyrants doom'd to hell. 

8 The royal sinner bound in chains. 

New triumphs shall afford : 
Such honour for the saints remains ; 
Praise ye, and love the Lord. 

PSALM 150. First Part. H. M. 
Universal praise to the God of our salvation, 

1 TN Zion's sacred gates, 

A Let hymns of praise begin ; 

Where acts of faith and love 

With ceaseless beauty shine : 
In mercy there, while God is known, 
Before his throne, with songs appear. 



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2 In heav'n, his house on high, 
Ye angels, lift your voice ; 
Let heav'nly harps resound, 
And happy saints rejoice : 

The glories sing, that ever shine, 
With pomp divine, around your King, 

3 His wondrous acts demand, 
His wisdom and his grace, 
The labours of our hands, 
And transports of our praise : 

Rehearse his name to ev'ry shore, 
Where'er his pow'r his works proclaim. 

4 Let the trump's martial voice, 
The timbrel's softer sound, 
The organ's solemn peal, 
United praise resound. 

To swell the song with highest joy, 
Let man employ his tuneful tongue. 

PSALM 150. Second Part. L. M* 

Hallelujah' 

1 T>RAISE ye the Lord ; all nature join 
Jl In work and worship so divine : 
Let heav'n and earth unite, and raise 
High hallelujahs to his praise. 

2 While realms of joy, and worlds around. 
Their halleluiahs loud resound ; 

Let saints below, and saints above, 
Exulting sing redeeming love. 

3 As instruments well tun'd and strung, 
We'll praise the Lord with heart and tongue ; 
While life remains, we'll loud proclaim 
High hallelujahs to his name. 



When freed from sorrow, sin, and pains, 
Eternally the church will raise 



5 Praise ye the Father, Hallelujah ; 
Praise ye the Son, Hallelujah ; 
Praise the Spirit, Hallelujah ; 
These three are one, praise ye the Lord* 



4 Beyond the 




bier strains, 




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HYMNS. 

BOOK FIRST. 

I. DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL, ARRANGED AND 
NUMBERED AGREEABLY TO THE SECTIONS OF 
THE CATECHISM. 

II. ADAPTED TO THE LORD'S SUPPER. 

III. MISCELLANEOUS TIMES AND SEASONS. 



Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous ; for praise is comely 
for the upright — Sing unto Him a new song. — Psalm 
xxxiii. 1, 3. 

They sung as it were a new song before the throne — and 
no man could learn that song but the — redeemed from 
the earth. — Revel, xiv. 3. 

Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in 
his own blood — to Him be glory and dominion for ever 
and ever. Amen. Revel, i. 5, 6. 

- My songs in the house of my pilgrimage. — Psalm 
cxix. 54. 



HYMNS- 
book i. 

DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL, ARRANGED AND 
NUMBERED AGREEABLY TO THE SECTIONS OP 
THE CATECHISM. 

— 04^— 

HYMN 1. First Part. CM. 
Our only comjort in life and death. 

1 SUBSTANTIAL comfort will not grow 
iO In nature's barren soil ; 

All we can boast, till Christ we know, 
Is vanity and toil. 

2 But where the Lord has planted grace, 

And made his glories known ; 
There fruits of heav'nly joy and peace 
Are found, and there alone. 

3 A bleeding Saviour seen by faith 

A sense of pard'ning love ; 
A hope, that triumphs over death, 
Give joys like those above. 

4 To take a glimpse within the veil ; 

To know that God is mine ; 
Are springs of joy, that never fail, 
Unspeakable ! divine ! 

5 These are the joys which satisfy, 

And sanctify the mind : 
Which make the spirit mount on high, 
And leave the world behind. 

6 No more, believers, mourn your lot ; 

But since you are the Lord's, 
Resign to them that know him not, 
Such joys as earth affords. 

HYMN 1. Second Part. L. M. 
In life and death I belong to Christ, 

1 T ET thoughtless thousands choose the roaef 
JlJ That leads the soul away from God ; 
This happiness, dear Lord, be mine, 

To live and die entirely thine. 

2 On Christ, by faith, my soul would lire, 
From him, my life, my all receive : 

To him devote my fleeting hours ; 
Serve him alone with all my pow'rs. 



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3 Christ is my everlasting all, 
To him I look, on him I call ; 
He ev'ry want will well supply, 
In time, and thro' eternity. 

4 Soon will the Lord, my life, appear ; 
Soon snail I end my trials here ; 
Leave sin and sorrow, death and pain : 
To live is Christ— to die is gain. 

HYMN 1. Third Part. C. M. 
The Christian's experience. 

1 T\TO strength of nature can suffice 

To serve the Lord aright ; 
And what she has, she misapplies, 
For want of clearer light. 

2 How long beneath the law I lay 

In bondage and distress : 
I toiPd the precept to obey, 
But toil'd without success. 

3 Then all my servile works were done 

A righteousness to raise ; 
Now freely chosen in the Son, 
1 freely choose his ways. 

4 To see the law by Christ fulfilPd, 

And hear nis pard'ning voice, 
Will change a slave into a child, 
And duty into choice. 

5 " What shall I do" was once the word, 

" That 1 may worthier grow ? 
" What shall 1 render to the Lord ?" 
Is my inquiry now. 

6 I've seen how great my mis'ry is, 

And mourn'd my helpless case ; 
I've found in Christ a righteousness, 
And praise him for his grace. 

HYMN 1. Fourth Part. L. M. 
The good old way. 

1 ryiViE righteousness, th' atoning blood 

JL Of Jesus, is the way to God ; 
O ! may we then no longer stray, 
But come to Christ, the good old way, 

2 The prophets and apostles too 
Pursu'd this path while here below ; 
We therefore will, without dismay, 
Thus walk in Christ, the good old way. 

3 With faith and love, and holy care, 
In this dear way, I'll persevere ; 
And when I die, triumphant say, 
This is the right, the good old way. 



HYMN II. 



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HYMN 2. First Part. L. M. 

Summary of the Law. 

1 rTlHUS saith the first, the great command, 

JL " Let all thy inward pow'rs unite 
" To love thy Maker and tiry God, 
" With utmost vigour and delight. 

2 " Then shall thy neighbour, next in place, 
" Share thine aifections and esteem ; 

" And let thy kindness to thyself 

" Measure, and rule thy love to him." 

3 The substance this, that Moses spoke ; 
This did the prophets preach and prove : 
For want of this the law is broke ; 

The law demands a perfect love. 

4 But O how base our passions are ! 
This holy law we can't fulfil : 
Regenerate our souls, O Lord ! 
Or we shall ne'er perform thy will. 

HYMN 2. Second Part. S. M. 

Spirituality and perfection of the law. 

1 HTIHE law of God is just, 

JL A strict and holy way ; 
And he, that would escape the curse, 
Must all the law obey. 

2 Not one vain thought must rise, 
Not one unclean desire ; 

He must be holy, just, and wise, 
Who keeps the law entire. 

3 If in one point he fail, 

In thought or word or deed, 
The curses ot the law prevail, 
And rest upon his head. 

4 I tremble and confess ; 
O God ! I am accurs'd ; 

Guilty, I fall before thy face, 
And own thy sentence just. 

5 But does the curse still rest 
Upon my guilty head ? — 

No — Jesus — let his name be blest ! 
Hath borne it in my stead. 

6 He hath. fulfilPdthe law; 
Obtain'd my peace with God : 

Hence doth my soul her comforts draw, 
And leave her heavy load. 

HYMN 2. Third Part. C. M. 
Conviction of sin by the la w. 

LORD, how secure my conscience was, 
And felt no inward dread ! 




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B. I 



I was alive without the law, 
And thought my sins were dead. 

2 My hopes of heav'n were firm and bright ; 

But since the precept came 
With a convincing pow'r and light, 
I find how vile I am. 

3 My guilt appear'd but small before, 

Tul, terribly J saw, 
How perfect, holy, just, and pure, 
Was thine eternal law. 

4 Then felt my soul the heavy load, 

My sins reviv'd again ; 
I feS prCVCk'd a dreadful God, 
And all my hopes were slain. 

5 My God, I cry with ev'ry breath 



To break the yoke of sin and death, 
And thus redeem the slave. 

HYMN 2. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Conviction of misery by the lav% 

1 °f TAIN are the hopes the sons of men 

V On their own works have built : 
Their hearts by nature are unclean, 
And all their actions guilt. 

2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths, 

Without a murm'ring word, 
And the whole race of Adam stand 

Guilty before the Lord. 
B In vain we ask God's righteous law 

To justify us now ; 
Since to convince, and to condemn, 

Is all the law can do. 

4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace ! 
When in thy name we trust, 
Our faith receives a righteousness 
That makes the sinner just. 

HYMN 3. First Part L. M. 

Prim itive state of man. 

X A DAM in Paradise was plac'd, 

Our nat'ral and our fed'ral head ; 
With holiness and wisdom grac'd, 
In his Creator's image made. 

2 Bless'd with the joys of innocence, 
Upright and happy, firm he stood ; 
Till he debas'd himself to sense, 
And eat of the forbidden food. 

3 His soul at first, a holy flame, 

Was kindled by his Maker's breath ; 




8. I. HYMN HI. 185 

But stung by sin, it soon became 
The seat of darkness, strife, and death. 
HYMN 3. Second Part. C. M. 
Original sin. 

NOW back with humble shame we look 
On our original ; 
How is our nature dash'd and broke 
In our first father's fall ! 

2 To all that's good, averse and blind, 

But prone to ail that's ill ; 
What dreadful darkness veils our mind ! 
How obstinate our will 1 

3 Conceiv'd in sin, O wretched state ! 

Before we draw our breath, 
The first young pulse begins to beat 
Depravity and death. 

4 Wild and unwholesome as the root, 

Will all the#branches be : 
How can we hope for living fruit 
From such a deadly tree ? 

5 W T hat mortal pow'r from things unclean 

Can pure productions bring] 
Who can command a vital stream 
From an infected spring ? 

6 Yet, mighty God, thy wondrous love 

Can make our nature clean ,• 
While Christ and grace prevail above 
The tempter, death, and sin. 

7 The second Adam can restore 

The ruins of the first ; 
Hosanna to that sovereign pow'r, 
Tnat ne w creates our dust ! 

HYMN 3. Third Part. C. % 

Depravity and inability of sinners, 

1 OIN, like a venomous disease, 
k3 Infects our vital blood ; 

The only help is sov'reign grace, 
The sole physician, God. 

2 Our beauty and our strength are fled, 

And we draw near to death; 
But Christ, the Lord, recalls the dead 
With his almighty breath. 

3 Madness, by nature, reigns within ; 

The passions burn and rae;e ; 
Till God's own Son, with skill divine. 
The inward fire assuage. 

4 We lick the dust, we grasp the wind,. 

And solid good despise ; 

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HYMN III. 



Such is the folly of the mind, 
Till Jesus make us wise. 

5 We give our souls the wounds they feel: 

We drink the pois'nous gall, 
And tush with fury down to hell ; 
But grace prevents the fall. 

6 The man, possess'd among the tombs, 

Cuts his own -flesh, and cries ; 
He foams and raves, till Jesus comes ; 
Then the foul spirit flies. 

HYMN 3. Fourth. Part. €. M. 

New birth. 

X /^|UR nature's totally deprav'd ; 
\J The heart a sink of sin : 
Without a change we can't be sav'd ; 
We must be born again. 

2 That, which is born of flesh, is flesh, 

And flesh it will remain ; 
Then marvel not that Jesus saith, 
" Ye must be born again." 

3 Spirit of life, thy grace impart, 

And breathe on sinners slain ; 
Bear witness, Lord, in ev'ry heart 
That we are born again. 

4 Dear Saviour, let us now begin 

To trust and love thy word ; 
And, by forsaking every sin, 
Prove we are born of God. 

HYMN 3. Fifth Part S. M, 

Union to Christ 

1 T"\EAR Saviour, we are thine 
JLJ By everlasting bands : 

Our names, our hearts, we would resign, 
And souls, into thy hands. 

2 Accepted for thy sake, 
And justified by faith, 

■fVe ot thy righteousness partake, 
And find in thee our life. 

3 To thee we still would cleave, 
With ever growing zeal ; 

If millions tempt us Christ to leave, 
O let them ne'er prevail. 

4 Thy spirit shall unite 

Our souls to thee our head : 
Shall form us to thy image bright, 
That we .thy paths may tread. 

5 Death may our souls divide 
From these abodes of day j 



B- L 



HYMN IV. 



But love shall keep us near thy side, 
Thro' all the gloomy way. 

6 Since Christ and we are one, 
Why should w r e doubt or fear 1 
Since he in heaven hath fix'd his throne, 
He'll fix his members there. 

HYMN 4. First Part. H. M. 
The perfections of God. 

1 fTHHE Lord Jehovah reigns, 

. JL His throne is built on high ; 

The garments he assumes, 

Are light and majesty* 
His glories shine with beams so bright, 
No mortal eye can bear the sight. 

2 The thunders of his hand 
Keep the wide world in awe ; 
His wrath and justice stand 
To guard his holy law : 

And where his love resolves to bless. 
His truth confirms and seals the grace. 

3 Thro' all his perfect w r orks 
Surprising wisdom shines ; 
Confounds the pow'rs of hell, 
And breaks their curs'd designs : 

Strong is his arm, and shall fulfil 
His great decrees, his sov'reign will. 

4 And can this mighty King 
Of glory condescend ? 
And will he write his name, 
My Father and my Frieyid ? 

I love his name, I love his word ; 

Join all my pow'rs, and praise the Lord. 

HYMN 4. Second Part. L. M. 
The justice of God. 

1 TERNAL King ! the greatest, best, 
.1 J For ever glorious, ever blest ; 
The great I AM, Jehovah, Lord, 

By seraphim and saint ador'd. 

2 Justice, the firm foundation lays, 

Of all thy laws, thy works, and ways : 

Obedient souls will ever find 

A God that's faithful, loving, kind. 

3 But he who sins, becomes accurs'd, 
Or God would be no longer just ; 
Curs'd is the man, who dares withdraw 
Obedience from thy holy law. 

4 Where then, great God, or how shall w r e 
Approach thy dreadful majesty I 



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HYMN IV. V. 



B; 



Thy sacred law we oft have broke, 
And stand obnoxious to thy stroke, 

5 But thou holy, just, and true ! 
Tho' justice must have all its due, 
Thou canst be just, yet justify 
The soul, that doth on Christ rely. 

6 O boundless wisdom, love and pow'r ! 
Thy matchless mercy we adore, 
That found oat this amazing plan, 
To save thy ruin'd creature, man. 

7 We plead the sufferings of thy Son, 
We plead his righteousness alone : 

He bore the curse, whence thou art just 
In pardoning tho^e, who were accurs'd. 
HYMN 4. Third Part, L. M. 
Justice and mercy united. 

"NFiNITE grace ! and can it be 
That heav'n's Supreme should stoop so low 
A wretch to visit, vile, like me ; 
One who has been his bitterest foe \ 
-2 Can holiness and wisdom join, 

With truth, with justice, and with grace, 
To make eternal blessings mine, 
And sin, with all its guilt, erase I 

3 O love ! beyond conception great, 
That tcrm'd the vast stupendous plan I 
Where all divine perfections meet 

To reconcile rebe llious man ! 

4 There wisdom shines in fullest blaze, 
And justice all her rights maintains ! 
Astonish'd angels stoop to jraze 
While mercy o'er the guilty reigns, 

5 1 es, mercy reigns, and justice too,* 
In Christ harmoniously they meet : 
He paid Injustice ail her due, 
And now he nils the mercy-seat. 

6 Such are the wonders of our God, 
And such th' amazing depths of grace : 
To save, from wrath's vindictive rod, 
The chosen sons of Adam's race. 

7 With grateful songs, then let our souls 
Surround our gracious Father's throne ; 
And all between the distant poles 

His truth and mercy ever own. 

HY31X 5. First Part. L. M. " 
4 Saviour is necssary. 

I X^XSLAV'D by sin, and bound in chains 
XL* Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway, 



HYMN V. 



And doom'd to everlasting pains, 
We wretched guilty captives lay. 

2 Nor can our arm procure our peace ; 
Nor will the world's collected store 
Suffice to purchase our release : 

A thousand worlds were all too poor. 

3 A Saviour, man, and mighty God, 
A glorious ransom must procure ; 
Justice divine demands his blood ; 
And nothing less can life insure. 

4 Jesus the man, the mighty God, 
This all-sufficient ransom paid : 
The Mediator's precious blood 

For wretched sinners has been shed. 

5 Jesus the sacrifice became, 

To rescue guilty souls from hell ; 
The spotless, bleeding, dying Lamb 
Beneath avenging justice fell. 

6 Amazing justice ! love divine ! 
O may our greatful hearts adore 

The matchless grace ; nor yield to sin, 
Nor wear its cruel fetters more ! 

HYMN 5. Second Part. CM. 
Saviour. 

1 rTlHE Saviour ! O what endless charms 

X. Dwell in the blissful sound I 
Its influ'nce ev'ry fear disarms, 
And spreads sweet comfort round. 

2 Here pardon, life, and joys divine, 

In rich effusion flow, 
For guilty rebels lost in sin, 
And doom'd to endless wo. 

3 Th' almighty Former of the skies 

Stoop'd to our vile abode ! 
While angels view'd, with wond'ring eye 
And hail'd th' incarnate God. 
> O the rich depths of Love divine, 
Of bliss a boundless store ? 
Dear Saviour, let me call thee mine ; 
I cannot wish for more. 
*5 On thee alcme my hope relies, 
Beneath thy cross I fall ; 
My Lord, my life, my sacrifice, 
My Saviour, and my all. 

HYMN 5. Third Part C. M. 

Salvation. 

I SALVATION ! O melodious sound 
To wretched dying men J 



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HYMN VI. 



Salvation, that from God proceeds. 

And leads to God again. 
2 Rescu'd from hell's eternal gloom. 

From fiends, and fires, and chains : 
Rais'd to a paradise of bliss, 

Where love triumphant reigns ! 
5 But may a poor bewilder d soul, 

Sinful and weak as mine, 
Presume to raise a trembling eye 

To blessings so divine 1 

4 The lustre of so bright a bliss, 

My feeble heart o'erbears ; 
And unbelief almost perverts 
The promise into fears. 

5 My Saviour God, no voice, but thine. 

These dying hopes can raise j 
Speak thy salvation to my soul, 

And turn my pray'r to praise. • 
HYMN 6. First Part. L. M. 

Jesus is God and man. 

ERE the blue heav'ns were stretched abroad. 
From everlasting was the Word : 
With God he was ; the Word was God, 
And must divinely be adord. 

2 By his own pow'r all things were made : 
By him supported all things stand ; 

He is the whole creation's head, 
And angels fly at his command. 

3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell, 
He led the hosts of morning stars : 
His generation who can tell, 

Or count the number of his years 1 

4 But lo ! he leaves those heav'nly forms : 
The Word descends and dwells in clay, 
That he may converse hold with worms, 
Drest in such feeble flesh as they. 

5 Mortals withjoy beheld his face, 
Tir eternal Father's only Son : 
How full of truth, how full of grace, 
When thro' his flesh the Godhead shone ! 

6 The angels leave their high abode, 
To learn new myst'ries here, and tell 
The love of our descending God, 
The glories of Immanuei. 

HYMN 6. Second Part. L. M. 
Immanuei. 

! A LL hail, thou great Immanuei I 
ii. Thy love, thy glory, who can tell ! 
Angels, and all the heav'nly host, ' 
Are in the boundless prospect lost. 



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2 Mortals, with reverential songs, 

Take this dear name upon your tongues ; 
With holy fear, attempt hi. praise, 
In solemn, yet triumphant, 1? ys. 

3 Among a thousand forms of love, 

In which he shines and smiles above ,* 
This with peculiar joy we vie w, 
He's David's roo : and offspring tod. 

4 There Jesus, in the glorious plan, 
Shines, the great God, the w^ondrous man ! 
As God, the root of all our bliss, 

As man, the branch of righteousness. 

5 All hail, thou dear redeeming Lord ! 
All hail, thou co-essential Word ! 

All hail, thou Root and Branch divine ! 
All hail, and be the glory thine ! 

HYMN 6. Third Part. L. M. 
Types and prophecies fulfilled in Christ. 

1 T>EHOLD the woman's promis'd seed ! 
_13 Behold the great Messiah come ! 
Behold the prophets all agreed, 

To give him the superior room ! 

2 Abra'm, the saint, rejoic'd of old, 
When visions of the Lord he saw ; 
Moses, the man of God, foretold 
This great fulfiller of his law. 

3 The types bore witness to his name, 
Obtain'd their chief design, and ceas'd : 
The incense and the bleeding lamb, 
The ark, the altar, and the priest. 

4 Predictions in abundance meet, 

To join their blessings on his head ; 
Jesus, we worship at thy feet, 
And nations own the promis'd seed. 

HYMN 6. Fourth Part. L. M. 

The gospel of Christ. 

1 OD, in the gospel of his Son, 

\JT Makes his eternal counsels known ; 
'Tis here his richest mercy shines, 
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 

2 Here sinners of a humble frame 

Maj taste his grace, and learn his name ; 
'Tis writ in characters of blood, 
Severely just, immensely good. 

3 Here Jesus, in ten thousand ways, 
His soul attracting charms displays 2 
Recounts his poverty and pains, 
And tells his love in melting strains. 



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HYMN VII. 



4 Wisdom its dictates here imparts, 

To form our minds, to cheer our hearts ; 
Its influ'nce makes the sinner live, 
It bids the drooping saint revive. 

5 Our raging passions it controuls, 
And comfort yields to contrite souls ; 
It brings a better world in view, 

And guides us all our journey through. 

6 May this blest volume ever lie 

Close to my heart, and near mine eye ; 
'Till life's last hour my soul engage, 
And be my chosen heritage. 

HYMN 7. First Part. S. M. 

The impenitent warned^ false refuges exposed \ 

1 T^ESTRUCTION'sdang'rousroad, 
\-J What multitudes pursue 1 

While that, which leads the soul to God, 
Is known or sought by few. 

2 Believers enter in 

By Christ, the living door ; 
But they, who will not leave their sin, 
Must perish evermore. 

3 If self must be deni'd, 
And sin forsaken quite ; 

They rather choose the way that's wide, 
And strive to think it right, 

4 Encompass'd by a throng, 
On numbers they depend ; 

They think so many can't be wrong, 
And miss a happy end. 

5 But numbers are no mark 
That men will right be found : 

A few were sav'd in Noah's ark, 
For many millions drown'd. 

6 Obey the gospel call, 
And enter while you may ; 

The flock of Christ remains still small, 
And none are safe, but they. 

7 Lord, open sinners* eyes, 
Their awful state to see ; 

And make them, ere the storm arise, 
To thee for safety flee. 

HYMN 7. Second Part. S. M. 

Faith. 

1 T71AITH ! -'tis a precious grace, 
_F Where'er it is bestow'd ; 

It boasts of a celestial birth, 
And is the gift of God. 

2 Jesus it owns a King, 
An all- atoning Priest ; 



HYMN VII. 



It claims no merit of its own, 
But finds it all in Christ. 

3 To him it leads the soul, 
When fill'd with deep distress ; 

Appropriates his precious blood, 
And trusts his righteousness. 

4 Since 'tis thy work alone, 
And that divinely free ; 

Lord, send the spirit of thy Son 
To work this faith in me. 

HYMN 7. Third Part. CM. 

Faith. 

1 &/ITSTAKEN souls ! that dream of heav' 
jLtJL And make their empty boast 

Of inward joys, and sins forgiv'n, 
While they are slaves to lust. 

2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights, 

If faith be cold and dead : 
None, but a living pow'r, unites 
To Christ the living head. 

3 'Tis faith, that changes all the heart ; 

'Tis faith, that works by love ; 
That bids all sinful joys depart, 
And lifts the thoughts above. 

4 'Tis faith, that conquers earth and hell 

By a celestial pow'r : 
This is the grace that shall prevail 
In the decisive hour. 

5 Faith must obey her Father's will, 

As well as trust his grace ; 
Apard'ning God is jealous still 
For his own holiness. 

6 When from the curse he sets us free, 

He makes our natures clean ; 
Nor would he send his Son to be 
The minister of sin. 

7 His spirit purifies our frame, 

And seals our peace with God 
Jesus and his salvation came 
By water and by blood. 

HYMN 7. Fourth Part. P. M. 

Unbelief rebuked. 
I TDEGONE unbelief, 
J3 My Saviour is near ; 
And for my relief 
Will surely appear : 
By prayer let me wrestle, and he will perform 
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm, 
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194 HYMN VIII. B. L 

2 Tho' dark be my way, 
Since he is my guide, 
'Tis mine to obey, 
'Tis his to provide. 

Tho' cisterns be broken, and creatures all fail, 
The word, he has spoken, shall surely prevail. 

3 His love, in time past, 
Forbids me to think 
He'll leave me at last, 
In trouble to sink : 

Each sweet Ebenezer, I have in review, 
Confirms his good pleasure to help me quite 
through. 

4 Determin'd to save, 

He watch'd o'er my path ; 

When, Satan's blind slave, 

I sported with death : 
And can he have taught me to trust in his 
name, [shame 1 

And thus far have brought me, to put me to 

5 Why should I complain 
Of want or distress, 
Temptation or pain ? 
He told me no less : 

The heirs of salvation, I know from his word, 
Thro' much tribulation, must follow the Lord. 

6 How bitter that cup 
No heart can conceive, 
Which he drank quite up, 

That sinners might live 1 [mine ; 

His way was much rougher, and darker than 
Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I repine ? 

7 Since, all that I meet, 
Shall work for my good ; 
The bitter is sweet, 
The med'cine is food : 

Tho' painful at present, 'twill cease before long. 
And then, O how pleasant the conqueror's song ! 

HYMN 8. First Part. L. M. 

The holy Trinity. 

1 ri^HERE is one God, and only one ; 

JL No rivals can his essence share : 
He is Jehovah, he alone, 
And with the Lord none can compare. 

2 His works thro' all this wondrous frame. 
Express the Maker's vast designs : 
They bear the impress of his name : 

In ev'ry part his wisdom shines. 



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3 If in his works such wonders rise, 
How much more wonderful is he ! 
Whose nature's fill'd with mysteries ; 
His being One, his person Three. 

4 What finite pow'r with ceaseless toil, 
Can comprehend th' eternal Mind 7 
Or, who th' almighty Three and One, 
By searching to perfection find 7 

5 Angels and men in vain may raise 
Harmonious, their adoring songs ; 

The lab'ring thoughts sink down opprest. 
And praises die upon their tongues. 

6 Yet would I lift my trembling voice, 
Th' eternal Three in One to sing ; 
And mingling faith, while I rejoice, 
My humble, grateful tribute bring. 

7 All glory to th' eternal Three, 
The sacred undivided One, 
To Father, Son, and Spirit be 
Co-equal praise, and honours done. 

HYMN 8. Second Part. L. M. 
The triune God., the God of our salvation. 

1 T" ONG ere the sun began his days, 
jLJ Or moon shot forth her silver rays, 
Salvation's scheme was fixt, 'twas done 
In cov'nant by the Three in One. 

2 The Father spake, the Son repli'd, 
The Spirit with them both compli'd : 
Grace mov'd the cause for saving man, 
And wisdom drew the noble plan. 

3 The Father chose his only Son 

To die for sins, that man had done ; 
Immanuel to the choice agreed, 
And thus secur'd a num'rous seed. 

4 He sends his Spirit from above 
To call the object of his love ; 
Not one shall perish nor be lost : 

He bought them dear ; his blood they cost. 

5 What high displays of sov'reign grace 1 
What love to save a ruin'd race ! 

My soul, adore his lovely name, 
By whom thy free salvation came. 

HYMN 8. Third Part. CM. 
Praise to the holy Trinity. 
I T ET them neglect thy glory, Lord, 
JLi Who never knew thy grace ; 
But our loud songs shall still record 
The wonders of thy praise,, 



19& 



HMYN IX, 



B. 



2 We raise our shouts, O God to thee, 

And send them to thy throne ; 
All glory to th' united Three, 
The undivided One. 

3 'Twas he, (and we'll adore his name) 

That form'd us by a word ; 
'Tis he, restores our ruin'd frame ; 
Salvation to the Lord I 

4 Hosanna ! let the earth and skies 

Repeat the joyful sound ! 
Rocks, hills and vales reflect the voice 
In one eternal round. 

HYMN 9. First Part. L. M. 
God the Father the Almighty Creator. 

1 A LMIGHTY God, we praise, and own 
jLjL Thee our Creator, King alone ; 

All things were made to honour thee, 

Father of eternity I 

% To thee all angels loudly cry, 

The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high, 
Cherubs and seraphims proclaim, 
And cry, thrice holy to thy name. 

3 Lord God of hosts, thy presence bright 
Fills heav'n and earth with beauteous light ; 
Th' apostles' happy company, 

And ancient prophets all praise thee. 

4 The crowned martyrs, noble host, 
The holy church in ev'ry coast, 
Their Maker, for their Father own, 
Now reconcil'd in Christ his Son. 

HYMN 9. Second Part. CM. 

Creation. 

L T" ORD, when our raptur'd thought surveys 

1 A Creation's beauties o'er, 

All nature joins to teach thy praise, 
And bid our souls adore. 

2 Where'er we turn our gazing eyes, 

Thy radiant footsteps shine ; 
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise, 
And speak their source divine. 

3 The living tribes of countless forms, 

In earth, and sea, and air, 
The meanest flies, the smallest worms, 
Almighty pow'r, declare. 

4 Thy wisdom, pow'r, and goodness, Lord. 

In all thy works appear : 
And, O ! let man thy praise record, 
Man, thy distinguish'd care. 



HYMN IX. 



5 From thee the breath of life he drew ; 

That breath thy pow'r maintains : 
Thy tender mercy, ever new, 
His brittle frame sustains. 

6 Yet nobler favours claim his praise, 

Of reason's light possess'd ; 
By revelation's brightest rays, 
Still more divinely blest. 

HYMN 9. Third Part. C. M. 
God our preserver, 

1 X ET others boast how strong they be* 
JLJ Nor death nor danger fear ; 
While we confess, O Lord ! to thee ? 

What feeble things we are. 

2 Fresh as the grass our bodies stand, 

And flourish bright and gay ; 
A blasting wind sweeps o'er the land ? 
And fades the grass away. 

3 Our life contains a thousand springs, 

And dies if one be gone ; 
Strange ! that a harp of thousand strings 
Should keep in tune so long. 

4 But 'tis our God supports our frame, 

The God, that form'd us first : 
Salvation to th' Almighty Name 
That rear'd us from the dust. 

5 While we have breath, or life, or tongues. 

Our Maker we'll adore : 
His Spirit moves our heaving lungs, 
Or they would breathe no more. 
HYMN 9. Fourth Part. L. M. 
My times are in thine hand. 

1 T> ESISTLESS Sov'reign of the skies, 
M \ Immensely great ! immensely wise I 
My times are all within thy hand ; 

And all events at thy command. 

2 His great decree, who form'd the earth, 
Hath fix'd my first and second birth : 
My parents, native place, and time r 
Were all assign'd to me by him. 

3 'Twas God, that form'd me in the womb,, 
And he shall guide me to the tomb ; 

My times shall all for ever be 
Order'd by his all-wise decree. 

4 My times of sickness and of health. 
My times of penury and wealthy 
My times of trial and of grief, 
My times of triumph and relief! 

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198 



HYMN IX. X. 



B, 



5 Sad times the tempter's pow'r to prove, 
Blest times to taste a Saviour's love, 
Must all begin, and last, and end, 

As best shall please my God and Friend* 

6 Tho' plagues and deaths around me fly, 
Till he commands I cannot die : 

No ; not a single shaft can hit, 

Till God, who guards my life, sees fit. 

7 O thou tremendous, wise and just ! 
In thy kind hands my life I trust ; 
Yea, had I somewhat dearer still, 
It shouldbe thine, and at thy will. 

8 May I, at all times, own thy hand, 
And still to thee surrender'd stand ; 
Convinc'd that thou art God alone, 
May I and mine be all thy own. 

9 Thee, Lord, at all times will I bless. 
For, having thee, I all possess ; 
Nor can I e'er bereaved be, 

Since thou wilt never part with me. 

HYMN 9. Fifth Part L. M. 
We rely on God our Father. 

1 T>ENEATH a num'rous train of ills, 
J3 Our feeble flesh and heart may fail ; 
Yet shall our hope in thee, our God, 
O'er ev'ry gloomy fear prevail. 

2 Parent and Husband, Guard and Guide. 
Thou art each tender name in one ; 

On thee we cast our heavy cares, 
And comfort seek from thee alone. 

3 Our Father, God, to thee we look, 

Our Rock, our portion, and our Friend ; 
And on thy cov'nant love and truth, 
Our sinking souls shall still depend. 

HYMN 10. First Part. L. M. 
Wisdom of Providence. 

1 TvfTAlT, O my soul, thy Maker's will ! 

WW Tumultuous passions, all be still ! 
Nor let a murm'ring thought arise ; 
His providence and ways are wise. 

2 He in the thickest darkness dwells, 
Performs his work, and cause conceals : 
But tho' his methods are unknown, 
Judgment and truth support his throne. 

3 In heav'n, and earth, and air, and seas 3 
He executes his firm decrees; 

And by his saints it stands confest, 
That what he dues is ever best. 



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199 



4 Wait then, my soul, submissive wait, 
Prostrate before his awful seat ; 
And midst the terrors of his rod, 
Trust in a wise and gracious God. 

HYMN 10. Second Part. C. M. 



1 /^i OD moves in a mysterious way, 
VJT His wonders to perform ; 

He plants his footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill, 
He treasures up his bright designs, 
And works his sov'reign will. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ; 

The clouds, ye so much dread, 
Are big with mercy, and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense ; 

But trust him for his grace : 
Behind a frowning Providence, 
He hides a smiling face. 

5 His purposes will ripen fast. 

Unfolding ev'ry hour ; 
The bud may have a bitter taste ; 
But sweet will be the flow'r. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, 

And scan his work in vain ,* 
God is his own interpreter, 

And he will make it plain. 
HYMN 10. Third Part. P. M. 10. 11, 



1 fT^HO' troubles assail, 
JL And dangers affright ; 



Tho' friends should all fail s 

And foes all unite : 

Yet one thing secures us, 

Whatever betide ; 

The scriptures assure us, 

The Lord will provide. 

2 The birds without barn 
Or store-house, are fed ; 
From them let us learn 
To trust for our bread : 
His saints what is fitting 
Shall ne'er be deni'd i 
So long as 'tis written, 
The Lord will provide, 

3 We may, like the ships 5 
By tempests be tost 



The mysteries of Providence. 



The Lord will provide. 




200 



HYMN X. 



B. L 



On perilous deeps, 
But cannot be lost : 
Tho' Satan enrages 
The wind and the tide. 
The promise engages, 
The Lord will provide. 
4 His call we obey, 



Not knowing our way, 
But faith makes us bold ; 
For tho' we be strangers. 
We have a good guide, 
And trust in all dangers, 
The Lord will provide. 

5 When Satan appears 
To stop up our path, 
And fill us with fears, 
We triumph by faith : 
He cannot take from us, 
Tho' oft he has tried, 

This heart-cheering promise. 
The Lord will provide. 

6 He tells us we're weak, 
Our hope is in vain ; 
The good, that we seek 
We ne'er shall obtain ; 
But when such suggestions 
Our spirits have plied, 
This answers all questions, 
The Lord will provide. 

7 No strength of our own, 
Or goodness we claim, 
Yet since we have known 
The Saviour's great name ; 
In this our strong tow'r 
For safety we hide : 

The Lord is our pow'r, 
The Lord will provide. 

8 When life sinks apace, 
And death is in view, 
This word of his grace 
Shall comfort us through : 
No fearing or doubting, 
With Christ on our side, 
We hope to die shouting, 
The Lord will provide. 



HYMN 10. Fourth Part. CM. 



The blessings of Providence. 



I A LMIGHTY Father, gracious Lord. 
JTJL Kind Guardian of my days, 




HYMN X. 



Thy mercies let my heart record, 
In songs of grateful praise. 

2 In life's first dawn, my tender frame 

Was thy indulgent care ; 
Long ere I could pronounce thy name, 
Or breathe the infant prayer. 

3 Around my path what dangers rose ! 

What snares spread all my road ! 
No pow'r could guard me from my foes 
But my Preserver, God. 

4 How many blessings round me shone, 

Where'er I turn'd mine eye I 
How many past, almost unknown, 
Or unregarded, by ! 

5 Each rolling year new favours brought 

From thy exhaustless store ; 
But ah I in vain my lab'ring thought 
Would count thy mercies o'er; 

6 While sweet reflection, thro' my days 

Thy bounteous hand would trace ; 
Still dearer blessings claim my praise, 
The blessings of thy grace. 

7 Yes, I adore thee, gracious Lord, 

For favours more divine ; 
That I have known thy sacred word, 
Where all thy glories shine. 

8 Lord, when this mortal frame decays, 

And ev'ry weakness dies, 
Complete the wonders of thy grace, 
And raise me to the skies. 

9 Then shall my joyful pow'rs unite 

In more exalted lays ; 
And join the happy sons pf light 
In everlasting praise. 

HYMN 10. Fifth Part. CM. 

It is well. 

1 TT shall be well, let sinners know, 
X With those, who love the Lard ; 
His saints have always found it so, 
When resting on his word. 
% Peace, then, ye chasten'd sons of God, 
Why let your sorrows swell 1 
Wisdom directs your Father's rod — 
His word says, it is well. 
3 Tho' you may trials sharp endure, 
From sin, or death, or hell ; 
Your heav'nly Father's love is sure, 
And therefore, it is well. 



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HYMN X. XI. 



5 



4 Soon will your sorrows all be o'er, 
And you shall sweetly tell, 
On Canaan's calm and pleasant shore. 
That all at last is well. 

HYMN 10. Sixth Part. CM. 
Submission. 

1 SUBMISSIVE to thy will, my God, 
lO I all to thee resign ; 

And bow before thy chast'ning rod — 
I mourn, but not repine. 

2 Why should my foolish heart complain, 

When wisdom, truth, and love, 
Direct the stroke, inflict the pain, 
And point to joys above ? 

3 How short are all my sufPrings here, 

How needful ev'ry cross ; 
Away, my unbelieving fear, 
Nor call my gain, my loss. 

4 Then give, dear Lord, or take away, 

I'll bless thy sacred name ; 
My Jesus, yesterday, to-day, 
For ever is the same ! 

HYMN 11. First Part. C. M. 

Glorying- in Christ. 

1 T'M not asham'd to own my Lord, 
X Nor to defend his cause ; 
Maintain the honour of his word, 

The glory of his cross. 

2 Jesus, my God ! I know his name ; 

His name is all my trust : 
Nor will he put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm, as his throne, his promise stands. 

And he can well secure 
What I've committed to his hands, 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will he own my worthless name 

Before his Father's face ; 
And in the new Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 

HYMN 11. Second Part. C. M. 
The name of Jesus. 
1 TTQW sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
jLJL In a believer's ear ! 
It sootheshis sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 
% It makes the wounded spirit whole, 
And calms the troubled breast ; 



B. L 



HYMN XI. 



203 



5 Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3 Dear name I the rock on which I build, 

My shield and hiding place ; 
My never failing treas'ry fill'd 
With boundless stores ot grace. 

4 Jesus ! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King ; 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End ; 
Accept the praise I bring. 

5 Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see thee as thou art, 
I'll praise thee a:s I ought. 

6 Till then, I would thy love proclaim 

With ev'ry fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of thy name 
Refresh my soul in death. 

HYMN 11. Third Part. L. M. 
Jesus the gift of God. 

1 XESUS, my love, my chief delight, 
pj For thee I long, for thee I pray ; 
Amid the shadows of the night, 
Amid the bus'ness of the day. 

2 When shall I see thy smiling face, 
Which I thro' faith, have often seen ? 
Arise, thou Sun of Righteousness, 
Dispel the clouds that intervene. 

3 Thou art the glorious gift of God, 
To sinners weary and distrest ;' 
The first of all his gifts bestow'd, 
And certain pledge of all the rest. 

4 Now I can say this gift is mine, 

I'll tread the world beneath my feet,* 
No more at pain or want repine, 
Nor envy the rich sinner's state. 

5 This precious jewel let me keep, 
And lodge it deep within my heart ; 
At home, abroad, awake, asleep, 

It never shall from thence depart. 

HYMN 11. Fourth Part. L. M. 
Jesus the only Saviour. 

1 XESUS, the spring of joys divine, 

d Whence all our hopes and comforts flow : 
Jesus, no other name, but thine, 
Can save us from eternal woe. 

2 In vain would boasting reason find 
The way to happiness and God 



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HYMN XL XII. B. 



Her weak directions leave the mind 
Bewilder'd in a dubious road. 

3 No other name will heav'n approve ; 
Thou art the true, the living way, 
Ordain'd by everlasting love, 

To the bright realms of endless day. 

4 Safe lead us through this world of night, 
And bring us to the blissful plains, 

The regions of unclouded light, 
Where perfect joy for ever reigns. 

HYMN 11. Fifth Part. L. M. 
Glorying in Christ, 

1 f jHHE wond'ring world inquires to know 

JL Why I should love my Jesus so : 
" What are his charms," say they, " above 
" The objects of a mortal love ?" 

2 All-over glorious is my Lord, 

He must be lov'd and yet ador'd ; 
His worth if all the nations knew, 
Sure the whole earth would love him too. 

3 The Love of Christ is strong as death, 
He seal'd it with his latest breath ; 
My love to him, secur'd by grace, 
No pains nor doubts can e'er deface. 

4 What can destroy, what separate 
A love so pure, so free, so great ? 

In heav'n both faith and hope subside, 
But love for ever will abide. 

HYMN 12. First Part. C. M. 
The offices of Christ. 

1 TIlTE bless the Prophet of the Lord, 

V V That comes with truth and grace ; 
Jesus, thy spirit, and thy word, 
Shall lead us in thy ways. 

2 We rev'rence our High Priest above, 

Who offer'd up his blood, 
And lives to carry on his love, 
By pleading with our God. 

3 We honour our exalted King ; 

How sweet are his commands ! 
He guards our souls from hell and sin, 
By his almighty hands. 

4 Hosanna to his blessed name, 

Who saves by glorious ways ; 
Th' anointed Saviour has a claim 
To our immortal praise. 



B.I. HYMN XII. soa 

HYMN 12. Second Part. H. M. 

The offices of Christ, 

1 T01N all the glorious names 
*J Of wisdom, love, and pow'r, 
That ever mortals knew, 

That angels ever bore ; 
All are too mean to speak his worth ; 
Too mean to set my Saviour forth. 

2 Great Prophet of my God, 

My tongue would bless thy name : 

By thee the joyful news 

Of our salvation came ; 
The joyful news of sins forgiv'n, 
Of hell subdu'd, and peace with heav'n. 

3 Jesus my great High Priest, 
Offer'd his blood and died ; 
My guilty conscience seeks 
No sacrifice beside. 

His pow'rful blood did once atone, 
And now it pleads before the throne. 

4 My dear and mighty Lord, 
My Conq'ror, and my King ; 
Thy sceptre and thy sword, 
Thy reigning grace I sing. 

Thine is the pow'r ; behold I I sit 
In willing bonds beneath thy feet. 

5 Now Jet my soul arise, 

And tread the tempter down : 

My Saviour leads me forth 

To conquest and a crown. 
A feeble saint shall win the day, 
Tho' death and hell obstruct the way. 

6 Should all the hosts of hell, 
And pow'rs of death unknown, 
Put their most dreadful forms, 
Of death and mischief, on : 

I shall be safe, for Christ displays 
Superior pow'r and guardian grace. 

HYMN 12. Third Part. L. M. 

Christ is all, and in all. 

1 TN Christ I've all my soul's desire ; 
J_ His spirit does my heart inspire 
With boundless wishes large and high t 
And Christ will all my wants supply. 

2 Christ is my hope, my strength and guide f 
For me he bled, and groan'd and died : 
He is my sun, to give me light, 

He is my soul's supreme delight. 



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3 Christ is the source of all my bliss, 
My wisdom, and my righteousness— 
My Saviour, Brother, and my Friend , 
On him alone I now depend. 

4 Christ is my King, to rule and bless, 
And all my troubles to redress ,• 
He's my salvation and my all, 
Whate'er on earth shall me befall. 

5 Christ is my strength and portion too, 
My soul in him can all things do ; 
Thro' him I'll triumph o'er the grave. 
And death, and ev'ry foe outbrave. 

HYMN 12. Fourth Part. L. M. 
Christians, 

1 1VTOT all the nobles of the earth, 

JL Who boast the honours of their birth, 
Such real dignity can claim, 
,As those who bear the Christian name. 

2 To them the privilege is giv'n 

To be the sons and heirs of heav'n ; 
Sons of the God who reigns on high, 
And heirs of joy beyond the sky. 

3 On them, a happy, chosen race, 
Their Father pours his richest grace : 
To them his counsels he imparts, 
And stamps his image on their hearts. 

4 Their infant cries, their tender age, 
His pity and his love engage : 

He clasps them in his arms, and there 
Secures them with parental care. 

5 His will he makes them early know, 
And teaches their young feet to go ; 
Whispers instruction to their minds, 
And on their hearts his precepts binds. 

6 When thro' temptations they rebel, 
His chast'ning rod he makes them feel ; 
Then, with a Father's tender heart, 
He sooths the pain, and heals the smart. 

7 Their daily wants his hands supply, 
Their steps he guards with watchful eye : 
Leads them from earth to heav'n above, 
And crowns them with eternal love. 

3 If I've the honour, Lord, to be 

One of this num'rous family ; 

On me the gracious gift bestow, 

To call thee Abba, Father, too. 
*9 So may my conduct ever prove 

My filial piety and love ; 



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Whilst all my brethren clearly trace 
Their Father's likeness in my face. 

HYMN 13. First Part. L. M. 
Christ is the eternal Son of God. 

I /~\ CHRIST, thou glorious King, we own 
\_s Thee to be God's eternal Son : 
The Father's fulness, life divine, 
Mysteriously are also thine. 

% When rolling years brought on the day 
Foretold and nx'd for this display, 
Our great deliv'rance to obtain, 
Thou didst our nature not disdain. 

3 At God's right hand, now, Lord, thou'rt plac'd. 
And with thy Father's glory grac'd, 

True God and man, in person one ; 
A judge to pass our final doom. 

4 From day to day, O Lord, do we, 
On high exalt and honour thee : 
Thy name we worship and adore, 
World without end, for evermore. 

HYMN 13. Second Part L. M. 
God the Son equal with the Father, 

1 "O RIGHT King of glory, dreadful God I 
_D Our spirits bow before thy feet ; 

To thee we lift an humble thought, 
And worship at thine awful seat. 

2 A thousand seraphs, strong and bright, 

Stand round the glorious Deity ; 
But who, among the sons of light, 
Pretends comparison with thee ? 

3 Yet there is one of human frame, 

Jesus, array 'd in flesh and blood, 
Thinks if no robbery, to claim 
A full equality with God. 

4 Their glory shines with equal beams; 

Their essence is for ever one ; 
Distinct in persons, and in names ; 
The Father God, and God the Son, 

5 Then let the name of Christ our King" 

With equal honours be ador'd ; 
His praise let ev'ry angel sing, 
And all the nations own the Lord. 
HYMN 13. Third Part. h.M. 
Adoption. 

1 TESUS, we bless thy Father's name ; 
d Thy God and ours are both the same : 
What heav'nly blessings from his throne 
Flow down to sinners tho' his Soq^ 



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£ " Christ is my first elect," he said, 
Then chose our souls in Christ our head ; 
Before he gave the mountains birth, 
Or laid foundations for the earth. 

3 Thus did eternal love begin 

To raise us up from death and sin ; 
Persons and characters decreed, 
Blameless in love, a holy seed. 

4 Predestinated to be sons ; 

Born by degrees, but chose at once : 
A new regenerated race, 
To praise the glory of his grace ; 
j With Christ our Lord, we sharp our part 
In the affections of his heart ; 
Nor shall our souls be thence remov'd 
Till he forgets his first belov'd. 

HYMN 13, Fourth Part. S. M. 
Adoption. 

1 TVEHOLD what wondrous grace, 
J3 The Father hasbestow'd 

On sinners of a mortal race 
To call them sons of God ! 

2 'Tis no surprising thing, 
That we should be unknown ; 

The Jewish world knew not their King, 
God's everlasting Son. 

3 Nor doth it yet appear 
How great we must be made ; 

But when we see our Saviour there, 
We shall be like our head. 

4 A hope so much divine 
May trials well endure ; 

May purge our souls from sense and sin, 
As Christ the Lord is pure. 

5 If in my Father's love, 
I share a filial part, 

Send down thy Spirit, like a dove, 
To rest upon my heart. 

6 We would no longer lie, 

Like slaves, beneath the throne ; 
Our faith shall Abba, Father, cry. 
And thou the kindred own. 

HYMN 13. Fifth Pari. C. it 

Jesus is our Lord and Master, 
i /~iOME, ye that love the Saviour's name, 
Kj And joy to make it known, 
The Sov'reign of your hearts proclaim. 
And bow before his throne. 



HYMN XIV. 



% Beho73 your Lord, your Master crown'd 
With glories all divine ! 
And tell the wond'ring nations round. 
How bright those glories shine. 

3 Infinite pow'r, and boundless grace, 

In him unite their rays : 
You, that have e'er beheld his face, 
Can you forbear his praise 1 

4 When in his earthly courts we view 

The glories of our King ; 
We long to love, as angels do, 
And wish, like them, to sing. 

5 And shall we long and wish in vain 1 

Lord, teach our songs to rise : 
Thy love can animate the strain, 
And bid it reach the skies. 

6 O happy period ! glorious day t 

When heav'n and earth shall raise, 
With all their pow'rs, th' enraptur'd lay, 
To celebrate thy praise. 

HYMN 14. First Part. P. M. 

God with us. 

1 /^i OD with us ! O glorious name ! 
VT Let it shine in endless fame : 
God and man in Christ unite ; 

O mysterious depth and height ! 

2 God with us ! th' eternal Son 
Took our soul, our flesh, and bone : 
Now, ye saints, his grace admire, 
Swell the song with holy fire. 

3 God with us ! but tainted not 
With the first transgressor's blot ; 
Yet did he our sins sustain, 

Bear the guilt, the curse, the pain. 

4 God with us ! O wondrous grace ! 
Let us see him face to face : 
That we may Immanuel sing, 
As we ought, our God and King. 

HYMN 14. Second Part. L, AL 
The Saviour's advent, 
1 r I^O us a child is born from heav'n ; 
X To us the Son of God is giv'n ; 
Gentiles in Jesus' name shall trust, 
And of his glories make their boast : 
% His name the Wonderful shall be ; 
His wonders heav'n and earth shall see : 
The Counsellor of truth and grace, 
Who leads in paths of righteousness. 
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HYMN XIV. 



3 The Mighty God, that glorious name, 
His works and word join to proclaim : 
The Everlasting Father, He— 
And the whole church his family. 

& The Prince of Peace, on David's throne 2 
And nations, yet unborn, shall own 
His sov'reign and his gracious sway ; 
Glad of the honour to obey. 

5 Justice and Judgment he'll maintain— 
To everlasting ages reign ; 
And his blest empire shall increase, 
Till time, with all its movements, cease* 

3 Our faith in grateful triumph boasts 
These wonders of the Lord of Hosts: 
And trusts the love, that form'd the plan. 
To perfect what that love began. 

HYMN 14. Third Part. S. M. 
The incarnation. 

1 "\7"E saints, proclaim abroad 

JL The honours of your King ; 
To Jesus, your incarnate God, 
Your songs of praises sing. 

2 Not angels, round the throne 
Of majesty above, 

Are half so much oblig'd as we. 
To our Immanuel's love. 

3 They never sunk so low. 
They are not rais'd so high ; 

They never knew such depths of woe, 
Such heights of majesty. 

4 The Saviour did not join 
Their nature to his own ; 

For them he shed no blood divine, 
Nor breath'd a single groan. 

5 May we with angels vie, 
The Saviour to adore ; 

Our debts are greater far than theirs, 
O be our praises more ! 
HYMN 14. Fourth Part. C. M. 

Jesus came to save sinners. 

1 TTARK the glad sound ! the Saviour's come ? 
_OL The Saviour promis'd long ! 

Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne, 
And ev'ry voice a song. 

2 On him the Spirit largely pourd, 

Exerts its sacred fire ; 
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love 
His holy breast inspire. 



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HMYN XIV. XV. 



3 He comes the pris'ners to release, 

In Satan's bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before him burst. 
The iron fetters yield. 

4 He comes from thickest films of vice 

To clear the mental ray, 
And on the eye-balls of the blind 
To pour celestial day. 

5 He comes the broken heart to bind, 

The bleeding soul to cure ; 
And with his righteousness and grace 
T' enrich the humble poor. 

6 His gospel trumpets publish loud 

The JubHee of the Lord ; 
His people are redeemed now, 
Their heritage restor'd. 

7 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace. 

Thy welcome shall proclaim ; 
And heav'n's eternal arches ring 
With thy beloved name. 

HYMN 14. Fifth Part. CM. 
God reconciled in Christ. 

1 "pvEAREST of all the names above, 
JLJ My Jesus, and my God, 

Who can resist thy heav'nly love, 
Or trifle with thy blood ? 

2 'Tis by the merits of thy death 

The Father smiles again ; 
'Tis by thy interceding breath, 
The Spirit dwells with men. 

3 Till God in human flesh I see, 

My thoughts no comfort find ; 
The holy, just, and sacred Three 
Are terrors to mind. 

4 But if Immanuel's face appear, 

My hope, my joy begins ; 
His name forbids my slavish fear, 
His grace removes my sins. 

5 While Jews on their own law rely, 

And Greeks of wisdom boast ; 
I love th' Incarnate Mystery, 
And there I fix my trust. 

HYMN 15. First Part. L. M. 
He suffered. 

I f~\ LORD, when faith with fixed eyes 
V/ Beholds thy wondrous sacrifice, 
Love rises to an ardent flame, 
And we all other hope disclaim. 



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2 With cold affectioss who can see 

The thorns, the scourge, the nails, the tree, 
The flowing tears, and crimson sweat, 
The bleeding hands, and head, and feet ? 

3 Jesus, what millions of our race 
Have been the triumphs of thy grace ! 
And millions more to thee shall fly. 
And on thy sacrifice rely. 

4 The sorrow, shame and death were thine. 
And all the stores of wrath divine ! 
Ours are the pardon, life and bliss : 
What love can be compar'd to this ? 

HYMN 15. Second Part L. M. 
He was crucified. 

1 Q< TRETCH'D on the cross the Saviour die 
lO Hark ! his expiring groans arise ! 

See, from his hands, his feet, his side, 
Runs down the sacred crimson tide ! 

2 Believers now, behold the man ! 
The man of grief condemn'd for you. 
The lamb of God for sinners slain, 
Weeping to Calvary pursue. 

3 His sacred limbs they pierce, they tear, 
With nails they fasten to the wood — 
His sacred limbs ! expos'd and bare. 
Or only cover'd with his blood. 

4 See there ! his temples crown'd with thorns* 
Hi? bleeding hands extended wide, 

His streaming feet transfix'd and torn, 
The fountain gushing from his side. 

5 Thou dear, thou sufPring Son of God, 
How doth thy heart to sinners move I 
Sprinkle on us thy precious blood, 
Constrain us with thy dying love ! 

HYMN 15. Third Part L. M. 

It is Christ that died. 

1 DINNERS rejoice, 'tis Christ that died : 
O Behold the blood flows from his side ! 
To wash your souls, and raise you high, 
To dwell with God above the sky. 

2 'Tis Christ that died, O love divine ! 
Here mercy, truth, and justice shine ; 
God reconcil'd, and sinners bought 

With Jesus' blood— how sweet the thought J 

3 'Tis Christ that died, a truth indeed, 
On which my faith would ever feed : , 
Nor let the works that I perform 

Be nam'd, to swell a haughty worm. 



B. I. HYMN XVI. 213 

4 'Tis Christ that died, 'tis Christ was slain, 
To save my soul from endless pain ; 
>Tis Christ that died shall be my theme, 
While I have breath to praise his name. 
HYMN 16. First Part. L. M. 

Substitution and satisfaction. 

1 TMMORTAL God, on thee we call, 
J_ The great original of all ; 
Thro' thee we are, to thee we tend, 
Our sure support, our glorious end. 

2 We praise that wise mysterious grace, 
That pitied our revolted race, 

And Jesus, our great cov'nant head, 
The Captain of salvation made. 

3 Thy justice doom'd that he must die 5 
Who for our sins would satisfy : 

His death was therefore fix'd of old, 
And in thy word of truth foretold. 

4 A scene of wonders here we see, 
Worthy thy Son, and worthy thee ; 

And while this theme employs our tongues, 
And heav'n unites its sweetest songs. 
HYMN 16. Second Part. L. M. 
The Lamb of God* 

1 T3EH0LD the sin-atoning Lamb, 
JD With wonder, gratitude, and love I 
To take away our guilt and shame, 

See him descending from above. 

2 Our sins and griefs on him were laid ; 
He meekly bore the mighty load : 
Our ransom-price he fully paid, 

In groans and tears, in sweat and blood. 

3 To save his guilty church, he dies ; 
Mourners behold the bleeding Lamb t 
To him lift up your longing eyes, 
And hope for mercy in his name. 

4 Pardon and peace thro' him abound ; 
He can the richest blessings give : 
Salvation in his name is found ; 

He bids the dying sinner live. 

5 Jesus my Lord, I look to thee ; 
Where else can helpless sinners go ? 
Thy boundless love shall set me tree 
From all my wretchedness and woe. 

HYMN 16. Third Part. C. M. 

Christ sustained the pains of hell. 
I A ND did the holy and the just, 
-LjL The Sov'reign of the skies, 
Stoop down to wretchedness and dust, 
That guilty worms might rise ? 



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2 Yes, the Redeemer in his soul 

Sustain'd the pains of hell ; 
The wrath of God without control!^ 
On him our surety fell. 

3 He took the dying sinner's place, 

And sufFer'd in his stead ; 
For man, (O miracle of grace !) 
For man the Saviour bled ! 

4 Dear Lord, what heav'nly wonders dwell 

In thy atoning blood ! 
By this are sinners snatch'd from hell, 
And rebels brought to God. 

5 Jesus, my soul adoring bends, 

To love so full, so free ; 
And may I hope that love extends 
Its sacred pow'r to me ? 

6 What glad return can 1 impart 

For favours so divine 1 
O ! take my all — this worthless heart, 
And make it only thine. 

HYMN 16, Fourth Part C. M. 
Righteous blessed in death. 
1 TTEAR what the voice fromheav'n proclaims 
JlI For all the pious dead ; 
Sweet is the savour of their names, 
And soft their sleeping bed. 
% They die in Jesus and are bless'd 
How kind their slumbers are ! 
From suffrings and from sin releas'd, 
And freed from ev'ry snare. 
3 Far from this world of toil and strife, 
They're present with the Lord ; 
The labours of their mortal life 
End in a large reward. 

HYMN 16. Fifth Part. L. M. 

The righteous blessed in death. 

1 AINTS in their graves lie down in peace 
Jo No more by sin or hell opprest ; 

The wicked there from troubling cease, 
And there the weary are at rest 

2 Thrice happy souls, who're gone before 
To that inheritance divine ! 

They labour, sorrow, sigh no more, 
But bright in endless glories shine. 

3 There shall we join the blissful throng, 
And meet our dearest friends again ; 
And, all eternity, our song 

To Jesus raise, and with him reign* 



B.I. HYMN XVI. 218 

HYMN 16. Sixth Part. S. M. 

Triumph over death. 

1 A ND must this body die ? 
XjL This mortal frame decay ? 

And must these active limbs of mine, 
Lie mould'ring in the clay 7 

2 Corruption, earth, and worms, 
Shall but refine this flesh ; 

Till my triumphant spirit comes, 
To put it on afresh. 

3 God, my Redeemer, lives, 
And often from the skies 

Looks down, arrd watches o'er my dust, 
Till he shall bid it rise. 

4 Array'd in glorious grace, 
Shall these vile bodies shine ; 

And ev'ry shape, and ev'ry face, 
Look heav'nly and divine. 

5 These lively hopes we owe 
To Jesus' dying love ; 

We would adore his grace below, 
And sing his pow'r above. 

6 Dear Lord ! accept the praise 
Of these our humble songs, 

Till tunes of nobler sound we raise, 
With our immortal tongues. 
HYMN 16. Seventh Part. C. M. 
The prospect of Heaven makes death easy to a Believer ^ 
1 rpHERE is a land of pure delight, 
A Where saints immortal reign ; 
Infinite day excludes the night, 
And pleasures banish pain. 
% There everlasting spring abides, 
And never- with'ring flow'rs : 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heav'nly land from ours. 

3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, 

Stand dress'd in living green : 
So to the Jews Old Canaan stood, 
While Jordan roll'd between. 

4 But tim'rous mortals start and shrink, 

To cross this narrow sea ; 
And linger, shiv'ring on the brink, 
And tear to launch away. 

5 O ! could we make our doubts remove, 

Those gloomy doubts that rise, 
And see the Canaan that we love, 
With unbeclouded eyes ! 



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6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, 
And view the landscape o'er, 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood 
Should fright us from the shore. 

HYMN 17. First Part. L. M. 
The Resurrection of Christ, 

1 TI1IS finished, the Redeemer cries ; 

JL Then lowly bows his fainting head : 
And soon th' expiring sacrifice 
Sinks to the regions of the dead. 

2 9 Tis done — the mighty work is done ! 
For men or angels much too great ; 
Which none, but God^s eternal Son, 
Or would attempt, or could complete. 

3 ' Tis done — old things are past away, 
And a new state of things begun ; 

A kingdom which shall ne'er decay, 
But shall outlast the circling sun. 

4 A new account of time begins ; 

Now our dear Lord resumes his breath, 
Charg'd with our sorrows and our sins ; 
Our lives to ransom by his death. 

5 Once he was dead, but now he reigns, 
He lives, he lives, he lives again : 
Let's tell our joys in pious strains, 
And spread the glory of his name. 

HYMN 17. Second Part. L. M. 
I know that my Redeemer liveth. 

1 T KNOW that my Redeemer lives; 

m. What comfort this sweet sentence gives ! 
He lives, he lives, who once was dead, 
He lives my ever living head ! 

2 He lives triumphant from the grave, 
He lives eternally to save ; 

He lives all glorious in the sky, 
He lives exalted there on high. 

3 He lives to bless me with his love, 
He lives to plead for me above ; 
He lives my hungry soul to feed, 
He lives to help in time of need. 

4 He lives to grant me fresh supply, 
He lives to guide me with his eye ; 
He lives to comfort me when faint. 
He lives to hear my soul's complaint. 

5 He lives to silence all my fears, 

He lives to stop and wipe my tears ; 
He lives to calm my troubled heart, 
He lives all blessings to impart. 
€ He lives my kind, wise, heav'nly friend, 
He lives and loves me to the end ; 



B. I. HYMN XVIII. 



He lives, and, while he lives, I'll sing, 
He lives, my prophet, priest, and king, 

7 He lives, and grants me daily breath. 
He lives, and I shall conquer death ; 
He lives my mansion to prepare, 

He lives to bring me safely there. 

3 He lives, all glory to his name ! 
He lives, my Jesus, still the same ,* 

the sweet joy this sentence gives, 

1 know that my Redeemer lives 1 

HYMN 18. First Part. L. M. 
He ascended into heaven. 

1 /~\UR Lord is risen from the dead, 
\J Our Jesus is gone up on high ; 
The pow'rs of nell are captive led, 
Dragg'd to the portals of the sky. 

2 There his triumphal chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay ; 

" Lift up your heads, ye heav'nly gates, 
u Ye everlasting doors, give way !" 

3 Loose all your bars of massy light, 
And wide unfold the radiant scene , 
He claims those mansions as his right, 
Receive the King of glory in. 

4 " Who is the King of glory, who ?" 
The Lord that all his foes o'ercame, 

The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew, 
And Jesus is the conq'ror's name. 

5 JLo ! his triumphant chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay, 

" Lift up your heads, ye heav'nly gates ! 
"Ye everlasting doors, give way !" 

8 " Who is the King of glory, who ?" 
The Lord of boundless pow'r possest, 
The King of saints and angels too, 
God over all, for ever blest. 

HYMN 18. Second Part L. M. 
Forerunner. 

FAR, far beyond these lower skies, 
Up to the glories all his own, 
Where we by faith lift up our eyes, 
There Jesus, our Forerunner's gone. 

2 Amidst the shining hosts above, 

Where his blest smile new pleasure gives, 
Where all is wonder, joy, and love ; 
There Jesus, our Forerunner, lives. 

3 Before his heav'nly Father's face, 
For ev'ry saint he intercedes ; 

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And with infallible success, 
There Jesus, our Forerunner, pleads. 
4 We shall, when we in heav'n appear, 
His praises sing, his wonders tell ; 
And with our great Forerunner there, 
For ever and for ever dwell. 

HYMN 18. Third Part. L. M. 
The presence, glory, and power of Christ. 

1 *¥'¥7 r ITH transport, Lord, our souls proclaim 

▼ V Th' immortal honours of thy name ; 
Altho' ascended to thy throne, 
Thou still art present with thine own. 

2 High on his Father's royal seat, 
Our Jesus shone divinely great ; 

Ere Adam's clay with life was warxn'd, 
Or Gabriel's nobler spirit form'd. 

3 Thro' all succeeding ages, he 

The same hath been — the same shall be ; 
Immortal radiance gilds his head, 
While stars and suns wax old, and fade. 

4 The same his pow'r his flock to guard ,* 
The same his bounty to reward : 
The same his faithfulness and love, 
To saints on earth, and saints above. 

5 Let nature change, and sink, and die ; 
Jesus shall raise his chosen high ; 
And fix them near his heav'nly throne, 
In glory changeless as his own. 

HYMN 19. First Part. L. M. 
He sitteth at the right hand of God. 

1 TESUS the Lord our souls adore, 
*J A painful suff'rer now no more ; 
At the right hand of God he reigns 
O'er earth, and heav'n's extensive plains, 

2 His race for ever is complete ; 
For ever undisturb'dhis seat ; 
Myriads of angels round him fly, 
And sing his well-gain'd victory. 

3 Yet, 'midst the honours of his throne, 
He joys not for himself alone ; 

His meanest servants share their part, 
Share in that royal tender heart. 

4 Raise, ra ! ^e, my soul, thy raptur'd sight 
With sacred wonder and delight ; 
Jesus at God's right hand now see, 
Enter'd within the veil for thee. 

HYMN 19. Second Part. C. M. 

Jesus our vital head. 
1 TESUS, we sing thy matchless grace. 
That calls poor worms thy own ; 

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Gives us among thy saints a place, 
To make thy glories known. 

2 Allied to thee our vital head 

We live, and grow, and thrive : 
From thee divided, each is dead, 
When most he seems alive. 

3 Thy saints on earth, and those above, 

Here join in sweet accord ; 
One body all in mutual love, 
And thou, our common Lord* 

4 May faith from thee each hour derive, 

Supplies with fresh delight ; 
While death and hell in vain shall strive 
This bond to disunite. 

5 Thou the whole body wilt present 

Before thy Father's face ; 
Nor shall a wrinkle or a spot 
Its beauteous form disgrace. 

HYMN 19. Third Part. L. M. 
Christ will come to judge the World. 

1 TVTOW to the Lord that made us know 
JL 1 The wonders of his dying love, 
Be humble honours paid below, 

And strains of nobler praise above. 

2 'Tw T as he that cleans'd our foulest sins, 
And wash'd us in his richest blood ; 
'Tis he that makes us priests and kings, 
And brings us rebels near to God. 

3 To Jesus, our atoning Priest, 
To" Jesus, our superior King, 
Be everlasting pow'r confess'd,, 
And ev'ry tongue his glory sing. 

4 Behold ! on flying clouds he comes, 
And ev'ry eye shall see his face ; 

Tho' with our sins we pierc'd him once, 
He now displays his pard'ning grace. 

5 The unbelieving world shall wail, 
While we rejoice to see the day ; 
Come, Lord ! nor let thy promise fail, 
Nor let thy chariots long delay. 

HYMN 19. Fourth Part P. M. 8, 7, 4, 
Day of Judgment. 
I jp^AY of judgment, day of wonders! 
_L/ Hark ! the trumpet's awful sound, 
Louder than a thousand thunders, 
Shakes the vast creation round. 
How the summons 
Will the sinner's heart confound ! 



m HYMN XIX, R I. 

2 See the Judge our nature wearing*, 

Cioth'd in majesty divine ! 
You who long for his appearing, 

Then shall say, " this God is mine I 
" Gracious Saviour, 
"Own me in that day for thine !" 

3 At his call, the dead awaken, 

Rise to life from earth and sea : 
All the pow'rs of nature, shaken 

By his looks, prepare to flee : 
Careless sinner, 

What will then become of thee t 

4 Horrors past imagination, 

Will surprise your trembling heart, 
When you hear your condemnation, 

" Hence, accursed wretch, depart ! 
s < Thou with Satan 
" And his angels, have thy part !" 
\j But to those who have confessed, 

Lov'd and serv'd the Lord, below ? ° 
He will say, "Come near, ye blessed, 

" See the kingdom I bestow : 
" You for ever 

" Shall my love and glory know. 
6 Under sorrows and reproaches, 

May this thought our courage raise ! 
Swiftly God's great day approaches. 

Sighs shall then be chang'd to praise : 
May we triumph 
When the world is in a blaze. 
HYMN 19. Fifth Part. P.M. 8, 7, 4. 
Day of Judgment. 

TT O ! he cometh I countless trumpets 
1 A Blow to raise the sleeping dead ; 
'Midst ten thousand saints and angels 

See their great exalted head. 
Hallelujah, 

Welcome, welcome, Son of God. 

2 Now his merit, by the harpers, 

Through the eternal deep resounds ; 
Now resplendent shine his nail-prints ? 

Ev'ry eye shall see his wounds : 
They, who pierc'd him. 
Shall at his appearance wail. 

3 Full of joyful expectation, 

Saints, behold the Judge appear \ 
Truth and justice go before him, 

Now the joyful sentence hear : 
Hallelujah, 

Welcome, welcome. Judge divine. 



HYMN XX. 



4 " Come, ye blessed of my Father, 
" Enter into life and joy ; 
c< Banish all your fears and sorrows, 
" Endless praise be your employ 
Hallelujah, 

Welcome, welcome to the skies. 
3 Now at once they rise to glory, 

Jesus brings them as their King ; 
There, with all the hosts of heav'n, 

They eternal anthems sing : 
Hallelujah, 

Boundless glory to the Lamb. 

HYMN 20. First Part. L. M. 
Influences of the Holy Ghost* 

1 TERNAL Spirit ! we confess 

-J_^ And sing the wonders of thy grace; 
Thy pow'r conveys thy blessings down 
From God the Father and the Son. 

2 Enlighten'd by thine heav'nly ray, 
Our shades and darkness turn to day ; 
We learn the meaning of thy word, 
And find salvation in the Lord. 

3 Thy pow'r and glory work within ; 
And break the chains of reigning sin ; 
Our wild imperious lusts subdue, 
And form our wretched hearts anew. 

4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice t 
Thy cheering words awake our joys ; 
Thy words alla^ the stormy wind, 

And calm the surges of the mind. 

HYMN 20. Second Part. L. M. 
Influences of the Holy Ghost. 

DEAR Lord, and shall thy Spirit rest 
In such a wretched heart as mine ? 
Unworthy dwelling ! glorious Guest ! 
Favour astonishing, divine ! 

2 When sin prevails, and gloomy fear, 
And hope almost expires in night, 
Lord, can thy spirit then be here, 
Great spring of comfort, life and light? 

3 Sure the blest Comforter is nigh ; 
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart; 
Else would my hopes for ever die, 
And ev'ry cheering ray depart. 

4 When some kind promise glads my soul, 
Do I not find his healing voice 

The tempest of my fears controul, 
And bid my drooping pow'rs rejoice ? 
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HYMN XX. XXL B. 



5 Whene'er to call the Saviour mine. 
With ardent wish my heart aspires ; 
Can it be less than pow'r divine, 
Which animates these strong desires ? 

6 What less than thine almighty word 
Can raise my heart from earth and dust ; 
And bid me cleave to thee, my Lord, 
My life, my treasure, and my trust? 

7 And when my cheerful hope can say, 
" I love my God, and taste his grace 
Lord, is it not thy blissful ray, 

Which brings this dawn of sacred peace 1 

8 Let thy kind Spirit in my heart, 
For ever dwell, O God of love ; 

And light and heav'niy peace impart, 
Sweet earnest of the joys above. 

HYMN 20. Third Part. C. M. 
Breathing after the Holy Spirit, 

1 f^i OME, Holy Spirit, heav'niy dove, 
V^y With all thy quick'ning pow'rs. 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 

In these cold hearts of ours. 

2 Look, how we grovel here below. 

Fond of these trifling toys : 
Our souls can neither fly nor go, 
To reach eternal joys. 

3 In vain we tune our formal songs, 

In vain we strive to rise ; 
Hosannas languish on our tongues, 
And our devotion dies. 

4 Dear Lord ! and shall we ever live 

At this poor, dying rate ? 
Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great ? 

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heav'niy dove^ 

With all thy quick'ning pow'rs, 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour*s love. 
And that shall kindle ours. 

HYMN 21. First Part. L. M. 
The Church. 

1 OHOUT : for the blessed Jesus reigns, 

liO Thro' distant lands his triumphs spread ; 
And sinners, freed from endless pains, 
Own him their Saviour and their head. 

2 He calls his chosen from afar, 
They all at Zion's gate arrive ; 
Those who were dead in sin before^ 
By sov'reign grace are made alive* 



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3 Gentiles and Jews his laws obey, 
Nations remote their offerings bring, 
And, unconstrain'd their homage pay 
To their exalted God and King. 

4 O may his holy church increase, 
His word and Spirit still prevail ; 
W hile angels celebrate his praise, 
And saints his growing glories hail I 

5 Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb, 
From all below and all above ; 
In lofty songs exalt his name. 
In songs, as lasting as his love. 

HYMN 21. Second Part. L, BL 
Election sovereign and free. 

1 T3EH0LD! the potter moulds the clay, 
JD His vessel forms himself to please : 
Such is our God, and such are we. 

The subjects of his just decrees. 

2 Doth not the workman r s pow'r extend 
O'er all the mass ; which part to choose 
And mould it for a nobler end ; 

And which to leave for viler use? 

3 May not the sov 'reign Lord on high 
Dispense his favours as he will ; 
Choose some to life, while others die ; 
And yet be just and glorious still 1 

4 What, if to make his terror known, 
He lets his patience long endure, 
Suff'ring vile rebels to go on, 

And seal their own destruction sure \ 

5 What, if he mean to show his grace. 
And his electing love employ, 

To mark out some of mortal race, 
And form them fit for heav'nly joy ? 

6 Shall man reply against his Lord, 
And call his Maker's ways unjust ; 
The thunder of whose dreadful word 
Can crush a thousand worlds to dust 1 

7 But, O ! my soul, if truth so bright 
Should dazzle and confound thy sight 
Yet still his written will obey, 

And wait the great decisive day. 

8 Then shall he make his justice known ; 
And the whole world, before his throne 
With joy, or terror, shall confess 

The glory of his righteousness* 

HYMN 21. Third Part. S. M, 
Communion of Saints. 

1 TJLEST be the tie that binds 
X3 Our hearts in Christian love 



HYMN XXL 



The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father's throne 
We pour our ardent pray'rs; 

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
Our comforts and our cares* 

3 We share our mutual woes ; 
Our mutual burdens bear ; 

And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4 We're one in Christ our head, 
In him we grow, and thrive ; 

Nor will he leave us with the dead, 
While he remains alive. 

5 This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way ; 

While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin, we shall be free ; 

And perfect love and friendship reign 
Thro' all eternity. 

HYMN 21. Fourth Part S. M. 
Christian love. 

1 W ET party -names no more 

AJL The Christian world o'erspread ; 
G entile and Jew, and bond and free. 
Are one in Christ their head. 

2 Among the saints on earth 
Let mutual love be found ; 

Heirs of the same inheritance, 

With mutual blessings crown'd. 

3 Let envy, child of hell ! 
Be banish'd far away ; 

Those should in strictest friendship dwell, 
Who the same Lord obey. 

4 Thus will the church below 
Resemble that above, 

Where streams of pleasure ever flow, 
And ev'ry heart is love. 

HYMN 21. Fifth Part. L. M 

Forgiveness of sins. 

FORGIVENESS ! 'tis a joyful sound, 
To sinners doom'd to death and pains 
The blood of Christ heals ev'ry wound. 
And washes from the foulest stains. 
2 'Tis the rich gift of love divine : 
? Tis ful] 5 out-meas'ring ev'ry crime % 



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225 



Unclouded shall its glories shine, 
And feel no change by changing time, 

3 O'er sins unbounded as the sand, 
And like the mountains for their size. 
The seas of sov'reign grace expand ; 
The seas of sov'reign grace arise. 

4 For this stupendous love of heav'n, 
What grateful honours shall we show ! 
Where much transgression is forgiv'n, 
Love should with fervent ardour glow. 

HYMN 21. Sixth Part. L. M. 

Seeking pardon, 

1 T ORD, at thy feet I prostrate fall, 
1 A Opprest with fears, to thee I call : 

Reveal thy pard'ning love to me, 
And set my captive spirit free. 

2 Hast thou not said, " Seek ye my face V r 
The invitation I embrace ; 

I'll seek thy face ; thy Spirit give ! 
O ! let me see thy face, and live* 

3 I'll seek thy face with cries and tears. 
With secret sighs and fervent pray'rs ; 
And, if not heard, I'll waiting sit, 
And perish at my Saviour's feet. 

4 But canst thou, Lord, behold my pain. 
And bid me seek thy face in vain ! 
Thou wilt not, canst not me deceive, 
The soul that seeks thy face shall live. 

HMYN 22. First Part. L. M. 

Resurrection of the dead. 

1 "¥3 LEST Jesus, source of ev'ry grace, 
JO From far to view thy smiling face, 
While absent thus by faith we live, 
Exceeds all joys that earth can give. 

2 But O ! what ecstasy unknown 

Fills the wide circle round thy throne, 
Where ev'ry rapt'rous hour appears, 
Nobler than millions of our years ! 

3 Millions by millions multipli'd, 

Shall ne'er thy saints from thee divide ; 
But the bright legions live and praise 
Thro' all thy own immortal days. 

4 O happy dead, in thee that sleep, 

Tho' o'er tSeir mould'ring dust we weep ! 
O faithful Saviour, who shall come 
That dust to ransom from the tomb ! 

5 While thine unerring word imparts 
So rich a cordial to our hearts, 

Thro' tears our triumphs shall be shown, 
Tho' round their graves, and near our own, 



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HYMN 22. Second Part C. M. 

A prospect of the resurrection. 

1 TTOW long shall death, the tyrant, reign,. 
AX And triumph o'er the just ; 

Wnile the rich blood of martyrs slain, 
Lies mingled with the dust ? 

2 Faith sees the Lord of glory come, 

With flaming guards around ,' 
The skies divide to make him room, 
The trumpet shakes tne ground. 

3 Faith hears the voice, " ¥e dead arise P i 

And lo ! the graves obey ; 
And waking saints with joyful eyes 
Salute th' expected day. 

4 They leave the dusa,and on the wing 

Rise to the midway air ; 
In shining garments meet their King, 
And low adore him there. 

5 O may our humble spirits stand 

Among them cloth'd in white ! 
The meanest place at his right hand 
Is infinite delight. 

6 How will our joy and wonder rise 3 

When our returning King 
Shall bear us home ward through the skies, 
On love's triumphant wing ! 

HYMN 22. * Third Part. C. M 

Triumphs of Grace. 

1 A MAZIN"G grace! how sweet the sound.. 
jLjL That sav'd a wretch like me ! 

I once was lost, but now am found, 
Was blind but now i see. 

2 'Twas grace, that taught my heart to fear, 

And grace my fears reliev'd ; 
How precious did that grace appear, 
The hour I first believ'd ! 

3 Thro' many dangers, toils and snares, 

I have already come : 
'Tis grace, has brought me safe thus far, 

And grace will lead me home. 
I The Lord has promis'd good to me, 

His word my hope secures ; 
He will my shield and portion be % 

As long as life endures. I 

5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, 

And mortal life shall cease ; 
I shall possess within the veil, 
A life of joy and peace. 

6 There joys unseen by mortal eye 

Or reason's feeble ray, 



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227 



In ever blooming prospects rise, 
Unconscious of decay. 
7 Then now, on faith's sublimest wing, 
Let ardent wishes rise, 
To those bright scenes, where pleasures spring 
Immortal in the skies. 
HYMN 22. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Hope of heaven. 

1 T7rrHAT have I in this barren land? 

V V My Jesus is not here ; 
Mine eyes will ne'er be blest, until 
My Jesus doth appear. 

2 My Jesus is gone up to heav'n, 

To fix a place for me ; 
For 'tis his will, that, where he is. 
His followers should be. 

3 Canaan 1 view from Pisgah's top : 

Of Canaan's grapes I taste ; 
My Lord, who sends them to me here. 
Will send for me at last. 

4 I have a God that changeth not ; 

Why should I be perplex'd ? 
My God, who owns me in this world, 
Will own me in the next. 

5 My dearest friends, they dwell above ; 

Them will I go to see ; 
And all my friends in Christ below 
Will soon come after me. 

HYMN 22. Fifth Part. C. M. 

Happiness of departed saints. 

1 TTOW happy are the souls above, 
JTX From sin and sorrow free ! 
With Jesus they are now at rest, 

And all his glory see ! 

2 " Worthy the Lamb," aloud they cry, 

" That brought us here to God :" 
In ceaseless hymns of praise they shout 
The virtue of his blood. 

3 Sweet gratitude inspires their songs. 

Ambitious to proclaim, 
Before the Father's awful throne, 
The honours of the Lamb. 

4 With wond'ring joy they recollect 

Their fears and dangers past ; 
And bless the wisdom, pow'r, and love, 
Which brought them safe at last. 

5 Lord, let the merit of thy death 

To me be likewise giv'n ; 
And I, with them, will shout thy praise 
Eternally in heav'n. 



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HYMN XXIII. 



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HYMN 23. First Part, L. M. 



1 T ORD, thy imputed righteousness 
JLj My beauty is, my glorious dress ; 
J Midst flaming worlds in this array'cl, 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 When from the dust of death I rise, 
To take my mansion in the skies, 
Ev'n then shall this be all my plea, 
" Jesus hathliv'd and died for me." 

3 Bold shall I stand in that great day, 
For who aught to my charge shall lay ? 
While thro' thy blood absolv'd I am, 
From sin's tremendous curse and shame. 

4 Thus Abraham, the friend of God, 
Thus all the armies bought with blood, 
By faith on thee alone reli'd, 

And in the Lord were justifi'd. 

j This spotless robe the same appears 
When ruin'd nature sinks in years ; 
No age can change its glorious hue. 
The robe ot Christ is ever new. 

6 O I let the dead now hear thy voice ! 
Bid, Lord, thy mourning ones rejoice : 
Their beauty this, their glorious dres.« > 
" Jesus, the Lord, our righteousness." 



HYMN 23. Second Part. L. M. 



1 ; r I iWIXT Jesus and the chosen race, 



That hell, with its infernal train, 
Shall ne'er dissolve, or rend in twain. 

2 Hail sacred union, firm and strong ! 

How great the grace ! how sweet the song ! 
That worms of earth should ever be 
One with incarnate Deity. 

3 One in the tomb, one when he rose, 
One when he triumph'd o'er his foes ; 
One when in heav'n he took his seat, 
While seraphs sung all hell's defeat. 

4 This sacred tie forbids their fears, 
For all he is, or has, is theirs ; 

With him their hea 3, they stand or fall, 
Their life, their sur- , and their all 

HYMN 23. Third Part. C. M. 
The Lord our righteousness 
j SAVIOUR divine, we know thy name, 
^ And in that name we trust ; 
Thou art the Lord, our righteousness. 
Thou art thine Israel's boast. 



Justification. 



Union with Christ. 




Subsists a bond ofsov'reign grace. 



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HYMN XXIII. 



% The sins of ev'n the best spent day 
Might plunge us in despair ; 
Yet all the crimes of num'rous years 
Shall our great Surety clear. 

3 That spotless robe, which he hath wrought; 

Shall deck us all around ; 
In his imputed righteousness, 
No blemish shall be found. 

4 Pardon, and peace, and lively hope 

To sinners now are giv'n ; 
And weeping saints shall change ere long. 
Their wilderness for heav'n. 

5 With joy we taste that manna now, 

Thy mercy scatters down ; 
We seal our humble vows to thee, 
And wait the promis'd crown ; 
HYMN 23. Fourth Part. L. M. 
The excellencies of Christ. 

1 XOIN, all who love the Saviour's name, 
*J To sing his everlasting fame ; 
Great God, prepare each heart and voice, 
In him for ever to rejoice. 

2 Of him what wondrous things are told ! 
In him what glories I behold ! 

For him I gladly all things leave ; 
To him, my soul, for ever cleave ! 

3 In him my treasure's all contain'd ; 
By him my feeble soul's sustain'd ; 
From him what favours I receive ! 
Thro' him I shall for ever live. 

4 With him I daily love to walk ; 
Of him my soul delights to talk ; 
On him 1 cast my ev'ry care : 
Like him one day I shall appear. 

5 Bless him, my soul, from day to day ; 
Trust him to lead thee on thy way ; 
Give him thy poor, weak, sinful heart ; 
With him O never, never part. 

6 Take him for strength and righteousness : 
Make him thy refuge in distress ; 

Love him above all earthly joy ; 
And him in ev'ry thing employ. 

7 Praise him in cheerful, grateful songs ; 
To him your highest praise belongs ! 
Bless him, who doth your heav'n prepare ; 
And whom you'll praise for ever there. , 

HYMN 23. Fifth Part. L. M. 
Faith not meritorious. 
1 T> Y faith in Christ we're justified, 
13 Since 'tis by faith Christ is applied j 
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HYMN XXIV. B. I 



But not for faith, or any thing 
We either suffer, do, or bring. 

2 Faith is the hand, that Christ receives 
And takes the treasures, which he gives ; 
But faith no merit can possess : 

Christ is the Lord our righteousness. 

3 Jesus, our soul's delightful choice, 
In thee believing, we rejoice ; 
Thy promises our hearts revive, 
And keep our fainting faith alive. 

4 Do thou the languid spark inflame, 
Reveal the glories of thy name ! 
Let thy imputed righteousness 

Be all our trust, our joy and peace. 

HYMN 24. First Part. L. M. 



1 TVTO more, my God, I boast no more 
11 Of all the duties I have done ; 

I quit the hopes 1 held before, 
To trust the merits of thy Son. 

2 Now, for the love I bear his name, 
What was my gain, I count my loss ; 
My former pride I call my shame, 
And nail my glory to his cross. 

3 Yes ; and 1 must and will esteem 
All things but loss for Jesus' sake : 
O may my soul be found in him, 
And of his righteousness partake ! 

4 The best obedience of my hands 
Dares not appear before thy throne ; 
But faith can answer thy demands, 
By pleading what my Lord has done. 

HYMN 24. Second Part. L. M. 
Grace doth not make men careless or profane; 

1 ^ELF-righteous souls on works rely, 
^ And boast their moral dignity ; 
But when I lisp a song of praise, 
Grace is the note my soul shall raise. 

2 'Twas grace that quicken'd me when dead> 
And grace my soul to Jesus led ; 

Grace brings me pardon for my sin ; 
'Tis grace subdues my lusts within. 

3 'Tis grace that sweetens ev'ry cross, 



In Jesus' grace my soul is strong ; 
Grace is my hope, and Christ my song. 
4 'Tis grace defends when danger's near t 
By grace alone I persevere ; 



Salvation not of works. 





B.I HMYN XXV. XXVI. 



'Tis grace constrains my soul to love- 
Free grace is all they sing above. 

5 Thus, 'tis alone of grace I boast, 
And 'tis alone in grace I trust ; 

For all that's past grace is my theme ; 
For what's to come 'tis still the same. 

6 Thro' endless years, of grace I'll sing, 
Adore and bless my heav'nly King ; 
I'll cast my crown before his throne, 
And shout free grace to him alone. 

HYMN 25. C. M. 

The sacraments. 

1 TV/TY Saviour God, my sov'reign Prince 
XTJl Reigns far above the skies ; 

But brings his graces down to sense. 
And helps my faith to rise. 

2 My eyes and ears shall bless his name : 

They read and hear his word ; 
My touch and taste shall do the same, 
When they receive the Lord. 

3 Baptismal water is design'd 

To seal his cleansing grace ; 
While at his feast of bread and wine 
He gives his saints a place ; 

4 But not the waters of a flood 

Can make my flesh so clean ; 
As by his spirit and his blood 
He'll wash my soul from sin. 

5 Not choicest meats, nor noblest wines, 

So much my heart refresh ; 
As when my faith goes thro' the signs, 
And feeds upon his flesh. 

6 I love the Lord, that stoops so low, 

To give his word a seal : 
But the rich grace his hands bestow, 
Exceeds the figures still. 

HYMN 26. First Part L. M. 
Baptism. 

1 TTIWAS the commission of our Lord, 

JL Go teach the nations and baptize : 
The nations have receiv'd the word 
Since he ascended to the skies. 

2 He sits upon th' eternal hills, 

With grace and pardon in his hands, 
And sends his cov'nant, with the seals 
To bless the distant heathen lands. 

3 Repent and be baptized, he saith, 
For (he remission of your sins ; 



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B.I. 



And thus our sense assists our faith, 
And shows us what his gospel means, 

4 Our souls he wasnes in his blood, 
As water makes the body clean ; 
And the good Spirit of our God 
Descends like purifying rain. 

5 Thus we engage ourselves to thee, 
And seal our cov'nant with the Lord ; 
O may the great eternal Three 

In heav'n our solemn vows record ! 

HYMN 26. Second Part. C. M. 
Improvement of Baptism* 

ATTEND, ye children of your God ; 
Ye heirs of glory hear : 
For accents, so divine as these, 
Might charm the dullest ear. 

2 Baptiz'd into your Saviour's death, 

Your souls to sin must die ; 
With Christ your Lcrd> ye live anew, 
With Christ ascend on high. 

3 There by his Father's side he sits, 

Enthron'd divinely fair ; 
Yet owns himself your brother still, 
And your Forerunner there. 

4 Rise from these earthy trifles, rise 

On wings of faith and love ; 
Above your choicest treasure lies, 
And be your hearts above. 
3 But earth and sin will drag us down, 
When we attempt to fry : 
Lord, send thy strong attractive pow'r] 
To raise and fix us high. 

HYMN 27. First Part. C. M. 
Baptism Is rxl regeneration* 

1 FTHHE sacraments are holy signs 

JL And precious gospel seals ; 
They 'xhibit what the Lord designs, 
And what his word reveals. 

2 But these are not themselves the grace. 

Which signs and seals set forth ; 
The supper's not the sacrifice, 
Nor water the new birth. 

3 The sacraments were never meant 

A substitute for grace, 
They're not the truths they represent* 
Nor must they take their place, 

4 Sinners may publicly profess, 

And signs and seals receive, 
Of what they never did possess. 
01 what they don't believe. ' 



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5 Man may baptize, but 'tis the Lord 

Regenerates the heart ; 
None but the Spirit, by his word, 
That blessing can impart. 

6 Preserve us, Lord, from self-deceit 3 • I 

From resting on a sign ; 
Bestow what symbols indicate, 
And give us life divine. 

7 Let none who preach the gospel hide 

This solemn truth from men : 
They may with water be baptiz'd, 
Yet not be born again. 

HYMN 27. Second Part. C. M. 

Infant Baptism. 

1 FT1HUS saith the mercy of the Lord, 

I Fll be a God to thee j 
Pll bless thy numerous race, and theij 
Shall be a seed to me. 

2 Abra'm believ'd the promis'd grace 

And gave his child to God ; 
But water seals the blessing now, 

That once was seaPd with blood. 
:3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms, 

To our forefathers giv'n ; 
He takes young children to his arms, 

4nd calls them heirs of heav'n. 

4 Our God, how faithful are his ways ! 

His love endures the same : 
Nor from the promise of his grace 
Blots out his children's name. 

5 With the same blessings grace endows 

The Gentile and the Jew ; 
If pure and holy be the root, 
Such are the branches too. 

6 Then let the children of the saints 

Be dedicate to God ; 
Pour out thy Spirit on them, Lord ! 
And wash them in thy blood. 

7 Thus to the parents and their seed 

Shall thy salvation come ; 
And num'rous households meet at last 
In one eternal home. 

8 Thy faithful saints, eternal King ! 

This precious truth embrace ; 
To thee their infant offspring bring, 
And humbly claim thy grace. 

HYMN 27. Third Part. L. M. 
Baptism is instituted instead of circumcision, 

? ri^HUS did the sons of Abra'm pass 
X Beneath the bloody seal of grace | 
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234 HYMN XXVII. E. I 

The young disciples bore the yoke, 
Till Christ the painful bondage broke. 

2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove 
His Father's cov'nant, and his love ; 
He seals to saints his glorious grace, 
And not forbids their infant race. 

3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood. 
Their children set apart for God ; 

His Spirit on their offspring shed, 
Like water pour'd upon the head. 

4 Let ev'ry saint with cheerful voice 
In this large covenant rejoice : 
Young children in their early days, 
Shall give the God of Abra'm praise. 

HYMN 27. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Infant Baptism. 

1 f | ^HE Saviour, with inviting voice, 
JL Says, " Let your children come : 
" For them there's love within my breast, 
And in my kingdom room." 
% Lord, at thy call, we bring our babes, 
And give them up to thee ; 
Let angels, and let men, behold, 
And all our witness be. 

3 Now our dear offspring are baptis'd 

According to his word : 
As Abra'm his did circumcise, 
Obedient to the Lord. 

4 This water, sprinkled on the child* 

Doth a rich emblem show 
Of pouring out the Spirit's grace, 
To form the heart anew. 

HYMN 27. Fifth Part. C. M.~ 

In fani Baptiui. . 

1 T>EHOLD what condescending love 
■X3 Jesus on earth displays ; 

To babes and sucklings he extends 
The riches of his grace. 

2 " Forbid them not," is his command ; 

Then why should men resist ? 
-Our children now may be baptiz'd ; 
The church of such consist. 

3 With flowing tears and thankful hearts. 

We bring them, Lord, to thee ; 
Receive them, Jesus, to thine arms ; 
Thine may they ever be. 

4 Thine may they be ; for ever thine. 

Thy ransom 'd purchas'd seed : 
O ! let this seal of sprinkling now. 
Be own'd of thee indeed* 



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5 Here, parents, with thanksgiving view 
Your right to what you've done ; 
Let songs of praises sound aloud 
To the great Three in One, 

HYMN 28. First Part. L. M. 
The Lord's Supper. 

1 TpWAS on that dark, that doleful night. 

JL When pow'rs of earth and hell arose 
Against the Son of God's delight, 
And friends betray'd him to his foes : 

2 Before the mournful scene began, 

He took the bread, and bless'd, and brake ; 
What love thro' all his actions ran ! 
What wondrous words of grace he spake 2 

3 This is my body, broke for sin, 
Receive and eat the living food ; 

Then took the cup, and bless'd the wine : 
5 Tis the new covenant in my blood. 

4 For us his flesh with nails was torn, 
He bore the scourge, he felt the thorn ; 
And justice pour'd upon his head 

Its heavy vengeance in our stead. 

5 For us his vital blood was spilt, 
To buy the pardon of our guilt ; 
When for black crimes of greater size, 
He gave his soul a sacrifice. 

6 Do this (hecry'd) till time shall end } 
In memory of your dying friend : 
Meet at my tableland record 

The Icrce of your departed Lord. 

7 Jesus, thy feast we celebrate, 

We show thy death, we sing thy name ■ 
Till thou return, and we shall eat 
The marriage supper ol the Lamb. 

HYMN 28. Second Part. L. M. 
Communion with Christ at his table. 

1 r jiO Jesus, our exalted Lord, 

_l. Dear name, by heav'n and earth ador d ! 
Fain would our hearts and voices raise 
A cheerful song of sacred praise. 

2 But all the notes which mortals know, 
Are weak and languishing and low ; 
Far, far above our humble songs, 
The theme demands immortal tongues, 

3 Yet while around his board we meet, 
And humbly worship at his feet ; 

O let our warm affections move, 
In glad returns of grateful love ! 

4 Let faith our feeble senses aid, 

To see thy wondrous love display'd : 



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Thy broken flesh, thy bleeding veins. 
Thy dreadful agonizing pains, 
5 Let humble penitential woe, 

With painful, pleasing anguish, flow ; 
And thy forgiving smiles impart 
Life, hope, and joy to ev'ry heart. 

HYMN 29. S. M. 
The Lord's Supper* 

1 TFESUS invites his saints 

§3 To meet around his board ; 
Here pardon'd rebels sit, and hold 
Communion with their Lord. 

2 For food he gives his flesh ; 
He bids us drink his blood ; 

Amazing favour ! matchless grace I 
Of our descending God I 

3 The sacred elements 
Remain mere wine and bread ; 

But signify and seal the love 
Of Christ our cov'nant head. 

4 This holy bread and wine 
Maintains our fainting breath : 

By union with our living Lord, 
And int'rest in his death. 

5 Our heav'nly Father calls 
Christ and his members one ; 

We the young children of his love, 
And he the firstborn Son. 

6 We are but sev'ral parts 
Of the same broken bread ; 

The body hath its sev'ral limbs, 
But Jesus is the head. 

7 Let all our pow'rs be join'd 
His glorious name to raise : 

Pleasure and love fill ev'ry mind. 
And ev'ry voice be praise. 

HYMN 30. First Part. C. M. 
Christ our substitute. 

1 TESUS, in thee our eyes behold 
d A thousand glories more, 

Than the rich gems and polish'd gold, 
The sons of Aaron wore. 

2 Fresh blood, as constant as the day. 

Was on their altar spilt ; 
But thy one off ring takes away 
For ever all our guilt. 

3 Once, in the circuit of a year, 

With blood, but not his own. 
Aaron within the veil appears. 
Before the golden throne. 



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4 But Christ, by his own pow'rful blood, 
Ascends above the skies ; 
And, in the presence of our God, 
Shows his own sacrifice. 

HYMN 30. Second Part. H. M. 

Christ our High Priest. 

1 \ GOOD High Priest is come, 
^ZjL Supplying Aaron's place, 
And taking up his room, 
Dispensing life and grace : 

The law by Aaron's priesthood came, 
But grace and truth by Jesus' name, 

2 My Lord a Priest is made, 
As sware the mighty God, 
To Israel and his seed, 
Ordain'd to offer blood : 

For sinners, who his mercy seek, 
A Priest, as was Melchiseclec. 

3 He once temptations knew, 
Of ev'ry sort and kind, 
That he might succour show, 
To ev'ry tempted mind : 

He once for us was sacrific'd 
And only once for us he died. 

4 I other priests disclaim, 
And laws and ofTrings too, 
None but the bleeding Lamb 
The mighty work can do ; 

He shall have all the praise : for he 
Hath lov'd. and liv'd, and died for me. 

HYMN 30. Third Part. C. M. 

The Communicant. 

1 rTOW sweet and awful is the place , 
jLjl With Christ within the doors ; 
While everlasting love displays 

The choicest of her stores ! 

2 Here ev'ry bowel of our God 

With soft compassion rolls ; 
Here peace and pardon bought with blood, 
Is food for dying souls. 

3 While all our hearts, and all our songs, 

Join to admire the feast ; 
Each of us cries with thankful tongues, 
" Lord, why was I a guest ? 

4 " Why was I made to hear thy voice, 

" And enter while there's room ; 
w When thousands make a wretched choice, 
a And rather starve than come 1" 



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5 'Twas the same love, that spread the feast. 

That sweetly forc'd us in ; - 
Else we had still refus'd to taste, 
And perish'd in our sin. 

6 Pity the hypocrites, O Lord, 

Direct them how to come ; 
Teach them to know and fear thy word 
And bring the strangers home. 

7 We long to see thy churches full ; 

That all the chosen race 
May with one voice, and heart, and soul, 
Sing thy redeeming grace. 

HYMN 31. First Part. L. M. 

Jesus hath, the key of the kingdom of heaven* 

1 = ¥T7'ITH what delight I raise my eyes, 

w r And view the courts where Jesus dwells : 
Jesus, who reigns above the skies, 
And here below his grace reveals. 

2 Of God's own house the sacred key 
Is borne by that majestic hand ; 
Mansions and treasures there I see 
Subjected all to his command. 

3 He shuts, and worlds might strive in vain 
The mighty obstacle to move ; 

He looses all their bars again, 

And who shall shut the gates of love t 

4 Fix'd in omnipotence, he bears 
The glories of his Father's name ; 
Sustains his people's weighty cares, 
Thro' ev'ry changing age the same. 

5 My little all I here suspend, 

Where the whole weight of heav'n is hung ; 
Secure I rest on such a friend, 
And into raptures wake my tongue. 

HYMN 31. Second Part CM. 
The Bible. 

FATHER of mercies, in thy word 
What endless glory shines I 
Forever be thy name ador'd 
For these celestial lines ! 

2 Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches find ; 
Riches, above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows. 

And yields a sweet repast ; 
Sublimer sweets, than nature knows, 
Invite the longing taste. 



HYMN XXXL 



4 Here springs of consolation rise 

To cheer the fainting mind ; 
And thirsty souls receive supplies, 
And sweet refreshment find. 

5 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice 

Spreads heav'nly peace around ; 
And life and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound ! 

6 O may these heav'nly pages be 

My ever dear delight ; 
And still new beauties may 1 see, 
And still increasing light I 

7 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, 

Be thou for ever near ; 
Teach me to love thy sacred word, 
And view my Saviour there ! 

HYMN 31. Third Part. L. M. 

The commission, 
t 66 O preach my gospel, saith the Lord, 
\JT " Bid the whole earth my grace receive ; 
"He shall be sav'd, that trusts my word , 
" And he condemn'd that won't believe. 

2 " I'll make your great commission known, 
" And ye shall prove my gospel true ; 

" By all the works, that I have done, 
* By all the wonders, ye shall do, 

3 "Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, 
" Go cast out devils in my name ; 

" Nor let my prophets be afraid. 

" Tho' Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme. 

4 " Teach all the nations my commands 

" I'm with you, till the world shall end ; 
" All pow'r is trusted in my hands, 
" I can destroy, and can defend." 

5 He spake, and light shone round his head, 
On a bright cloud to heaven he rode ; 
They to the farthest nations spread 

The grace of their ascended God. 
HYMN 31. Fourth Part. L. M 
The Gospel is the power of God to salvation, 

1 ~\yl[7 P ^AT sna M tne dying sinner do, 

V w That seeks relief for all his woe ? 
Where shall the guilty conscience find 
Ease for the torment of the mind 1 

2 How shall we get our crimes forgiv'n, 
Or form our nature fit for heav'n ? 
Can souls, all o'er defil'd with sin, 

Make their own pow'rs and passions clean 1 

3 In vain we search, in vain we try, 
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh ; 



**0 HYMN XXXI. 

? Tis there that pow'r and glory dwell, 
That save rebellious souls from hell. 

4 This is the pillar of our hope, 
That bears our fainting spirits up ; 
We read the grace, we trust the word, 
And find salvation in the Lord. 

5 Let men or angels dig the mines, 
Where nature's golden treasure shines ; 
Brought near the doctrine of the cross, 
All nature's gold appears but dross. 

6 Should vile blasphemers, with disdain, 
Pronounce the truth of Jesus vain, 
We'll meet the scandal and the shame. 
And sing, and triumph in his name. 

HYMN 31. Fifth Part. C. M. 

The Call. 

SINNERS, the voice of God regard ; 
'Tis mercy speaks to day ; 
He calls you by his sov'reign word, 
From sin's destructive way. 

2 Like the rough sea, that cannot rest, 

You live devoid of peace ; 
A thousand stings, within your breast. 
Deprive your souls of ease. 

3 Your way is dark, and leads to hell : 

Why will you persevere ? 
Can you in endless torments dwell, 
Shut up in black despair 1 

4 Why will you in the crooked ways 

Of sin and folly go ? / 
In pain you travel all your days, 
To reap immortal woe ! 

5 But he, that turns to God, shall'live 

Thro' his abounding grace : 
His mercy will the guilt forgive 
Of those that seek his face. 

6 Bow to the sceptre of his word, 

Renouncing ev'ry sin ; 
Submit to him your sov'reign Lord, 
And learn his will divine. 

7 His love exceeds your highest thoughts : 

He will become your God, 
And will forgive your num'rous faults, 
Thro' a Redeemer's blood. 

HYMN 31. Sixth Part H. M. 
The gospel trumpet — Jubilee, 

BLOW ye the trumpet, blow, 
The gladly solemn sound ! 
Let all the nations know 
To earth's remotest bound, 



B. I. HYMN XXXII. 



The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

2 Exalt the Lamb of God, 
The sin-atoning Lamb: 
Redemption by his blood 
Thro' all the lands proclaim ; 

The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

3 Ye, who have sold for nought 
The heritage above ; 

Shall have it back, unsought, 

The gift of Jesus' love ; 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

4 Ye slaves of sin and hell, 
Your liberty receive ; 
And safe in Jesus dwell, 
And blest in Jesus live ; 

The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

5 The gospel trumpet hear, 
The news of pard'ning grace : 
Ye happy souls, draw near, 
Behold your Saviour's face : 

The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye rasom'd sinners, home. 

6 Jesus, our great High Priest, 
Has full atonement made : 
Ye weary spirits rest, 

Ye mournful souls be glad : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

HYMN 32. First Part. C. 
Gratitude. 

1 TTOW can I sink with such a prop 
JLJL As my eternal God, 

Who bears the earth's huge pillars up 
And spreads the heav'ns abroad? 

2 How can I die while Jesus lives, 

Who rose and left the dead ? 
Pardon and grace my soul receives, 
From mine exalted head. 

3 All that I am, and all I have, 

Shall be for ever thine ! 
Whate'er my duty bids me give, 
My cheerful hands resign. 

4 Yet if I might make some reserve, 

And duty did not call, 
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HYMN XXXII. 



I love my God with zeal so great, 
That f would give him all. 

HYMN 32. Second Part. L. M. 

Christian consistency. 

1 DO let our lips and lives express 
O The holy gospel we profess ; 
So let our works and virtues shine, 
To prove the doctrine all divine. 

2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad, 
The honors of our Saviour God ; 
When the salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the pow'r of sin. 

3 Our flesh and sense must be denied,! 
Passion and envy, lust and pride ; 
While justice, temp'rance, truth and love, 
Our inward piety approve. 

4 Religion bears our spirits up, 
While we expect that blessed hope, 
The bright appearance of the Lord ; 
And faith stands leaning on his word. 

HYMN 32. Third Part. C. M. 
Elected to Holiness, 

1 TTOW vast the benefits divine, 
JLJL Which we in Christ possess ! 
We're sav'dfrom guilt and ev'ry sin, 

And call'd to holiness. 

2 'Tis not for works which we have done, 

Or shall hereafter do ; 
But he, of his electing love, 
Salvation doth bestow. 

3 The glory, Lord, from first to last, 

Is due to thee alone : 
Aught to ourselves we dare not take, 
Or rob thee of thy crown, 

4 Our glorious Surety undertook 

Redemption's wondrous plan ; 
And grace was given us in him 
Before the world began. 

5 Safe in the arms of sovereign love 

We ever shall remain ; 
Nor shall the rage of earth or hell 
Make thy dear counsels vain. 

6 Not one of all the chosen race 

But shall to heav'n attain, 
, Partake on earth the purposed grace, 
And then with Jesus reign. 
HMYN 32. Fourth Part. C. M. 
hove to Christ desired. 

THOU lovely source of true delight, 
Whom I unseen adore, 



HYMN XXXIII. 



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Unveil thy beauties to my sight, 
That I may love thee more. 

2 Thy glory o'er creation shines ,* 

but in thy sacred word 
I read, in fairer, brighter lines, 
My bleeding, dying Lord. 

3 'Tis here, whene'er my comforts droop, 

And sin and sorrow rise, 
Thy love, with cheerful beams of hope, 
My fainting breath supplies. 

4 But ah ! too soon the pleasing scene 

Is clouded o'er with pain ; 
My gloomy fears rise dark between, 
And I again complain. 

5 O may my soul with rapture trace 

The wonders of thy love ! 
But the full glories of thy face 
Are only known above. 

HYMN 33. First Part. C. M. 
Conversion. 

1 1VTOT the malicious or profane, 
-L i The wanton or the proud, 

Nor thieves, nor sland'rers, shall obtain 
The kingdom of our God. 

2 Surprising grace ! and such were we 

By nature and by sin ; 
Heirs of immortal misery, 
Unholy and unclean. 

3 But we are wash'd in Jesus' blood, 

We're pardon'd thro' his name ; 
And the good Spirit of our God 
Hath sanctifi'd our frame. 

4 O for a persevering pow'r, 

To keep thy just commands ! 
We would defile our hearts no more, 
No more pollute our hands. 
HYMN 33. Second Part. S. M. 

Dea th of sin* 

1 OHALL we go on to sin, 

k3 Because thy grace abounds 7 
Or crucify the Lord again, 
And open all his wounds I 

2 Forbid it, mighty God ! 
Nor let it e'er be said, 

That we, whose sins are crucified, 
Should raise them from the dead. 

3 We shall be slaves no more, 
Since Christ hath made us free ; 

Has nail'd our tyrants to his cross, 
And bought our liberty. 



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HYMN 33. Third Part. CM. 
Conversion and faith. 

1 T ORD, we adore thy matchless ways 
jLA In bringing souls to thee ; 

We sing and shout eternal praise, 
For grace so full and free. 

2 " What must I do," the jailer cries, 

" To save my sinking soul ?" 
" Believe in Christ," the word replies, 
" Thy faith shall make thee whole." 

3 Our works are all the works of sin, 

Our nature quite deprav'd ; 
Jesus alone can make us clean : 
By grace are sinners sav'd. 

4 " Believe, believe," the gospel cries, 

" This is the living way :" 
From faith in Christ our hopes arise, 
And shine to perfect day. 

5 Come, sinners, then, the Saviour trust, 

To wash you in his blood ; 
To change your hearts, subdue your lust, 
And bring you home to God. 
HYMN 33. Fourth Part. L. M. 

Christ our strength* 
1 J ET me but hear my Saviour say, 

1 A Strength shall be equal to thy day ; 

Then I rejoice in deep distress. 

Leaning on all-sufficient grace. 
£ I glory in infirmity, 

That Christ's own pow'r may rest on me ; 

When I am weak, then I am strong, 

Grace is my shield, and Christ my song. 

3 lean do all things, or can bear 

AH sufPrings, if my Lord be there ; 
Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains, 
While his left hand my head sustains. 

4 But if the Lord be once withdrawn, 
And we attempt the work alone, 
When new temptations spring and rise, 
We find how great our weakness is. 

HYMN 34. First Part. C. M. 
The moral Law. 

1 f I lHAT God, who made the world on high, 

jL And air, and earth, and sea, 
Own as thy God, and to his name 
In homage bow thy knee. 

2 Let not a shape which hands have wrought 

Of wood, or clay, or stone, 
Be deem'd thy God ; nor think him like 
Aught, thou hast seen or known, 



B.L HYMN XXXIV. *45 



3 Take not in vain the name of God : 

Nor must thou ever dare, 
To make thy falsehood pass for truth, 
By his dread name to swear. 

4 That day on which he bids thee rest 

From toil, to pray, and praise ; 
That day keep holy to the Lord, 
And consecrate its rays. 

5 Thy father and thy mother love, 



So shall thy life be blest with peace, 
And lengthen'd be thy day. 

6 The blood of man thou shalt not shed, 

Nor wrath, nor malice feel ; 
To maim, or hurt, or wish him dead, 
Is in thy heart to kill. 

7 Promiscuous lusts the Lord forbids, 

But honours wedlock pure ; 
Vast is the guilt of wicked lusts, 
Their punishment is sure. 

8 Thou shalt not, or from friend or foe, 

Take aught by force or stealth ; 
Thy goods, thy stores must grow from right, 
Or God will curse thy wealth. 

9 No man shalt thou by a false charge, 

Or crush or brand with shame : 
Dear as thine own, so wills thy God, 
Must be his life and name. 

10 Thy soul one wish shall not let loose 

For that which is not thine ; 
Live in thy lot, or small or great : 
For God has drawn the line. 

11 O may the Lord, who gave these laws, 

Write them on ev'ry heart, 
That all may feel their living pow'r, 
Nor from his paths depart T 
HYMN 34. Second Part. L. M. 



1 T71 TERNAL God, Almighty cause 

JjJ Of earth and seas, and worlds unknown ; 
All things are subject to thy laws ,• 
All things depend on thee alone, 

2 Thy glorious Being singly stands, 
Of all within itself possest 
Controll'd by none are thy commands ; 
Thou from thyself alone art blest. 

3 To thee alone ourselves we owe ; 

Let heav'n and earth due homage pay : 
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The first command. 



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HYMN XXXV. B. 



All other gods we disavow, 
Deny their claims, renounce their sway. 
4 Spread thy great name thro' heathen lands; 
Their idol deities dethrone : 
Reduce the world to thy command, 
And reign, as thou art, God alone. 

HYMN 35. First Part. L. M. 
The second command. 

1 rjlHOU art, O God ! a Spirit pure, 

JL Invisible to mortal eyes ; 
Th' immortal, andth' eternal King, 
The great, the good, the only wise. 

2 Whilst nature changes, and her works 
Corrupt, decay, dissolve and die, 
Thy essence pure no change shall see, 
Secure of immortality. 

3 Thou great invisible ! what hand 
Can draw thy image spotless fair 1 
To what in heav'n, to what on earth,. 
Can men th' immortal King compare 1 

4 Let stupid heathens frame t >eir gods 
Of gold and silver, wood ai d stone ; 
Ours is the God that made the heav'ns, 
Jehovah he, and God alone. 

5 My soul, thy purest hoinage pay, 
In truth and spirit him aa-jre ; 
More shall this please, than sacrifice, 
Than outward forms delight him more. 

HYMN 35. Second Part. L. M. 
God iiicomprehensible. 

1 AN creatures, to perfection, find 

Th' eternal, uncreatea Mind? 
Or can the largest stretch oi thought 
Measure and search his nature out ? 

2 'Tis high as heav'n, 'tis deep as hell ; 
And what can mortals know, or tell T 
His glory spreads beyond the sky, 
And all the shining worlds on high. 

3 [But man, vain man, would fain be wise', 
Born, like a wild young colt, he flies 
Thro' all the follies of his mind, 

And smells and snuffs the empty wind.] 

4 God is a King of pow'r unknown, 
< irm are the orders of his throne ; 
li he resolve, who dare oppose, 

Or ask him why, or what he does 1 

5 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole ,* 
He calms the tempest of the soul ; 

When he shuts up in long despair, 
Who can remove the heavy bar ? 



B. I. HYMN XXXVI. XXXVII. 247 



6 He frowns, and darkness veils the moon, 
The fainting sun grows dim at noon : 
The pillars of heav'n's starry roof 
Tremble and start at his reproof. 

7 These are a portion of his ways ; 
Bu twho shall dare describe his face ? 
Who can endure his light, or stand 
To hear the thunders of his hand 1 

HYMN 36. CM. 

The third command. 

1 TTQLY and rev'rend is the name 
JLjL Of our eternal King ; 
Thrice holy Lord ! the angels cry, 

Thrice holy, let us sing, 

2 Holy is he in all his works, 

And truth is his delight ; 
But sinners and their wicked ways, 
Shall perish from his sight. 

3 The deepest rev'rence of the mind,. 

Pay, O my soul, to God ; 
Lift, with thy hands, a holy heart 
To his sublime abode. 

4 With sacred awe pronounce his name, 

Abhor the lips profane ; 
Let not thy tongue the Lord blaspheme, 
Nor take his name in vain. 

5 Thou holy God ! preserve my soul 

From all pollution free ; 
The pure in heart, and hands, and lips, 
Alone thy face shall see. 

HYMN 37. thirst Part. L. M. 

Christians may take a religious oath. 

1 TT^THEN God his gracious promise made 

W To faithful Abra'm and his seed, 
To show his grace and truth to both, 
Confim'd the promise with an oath. 

2 So, by an oath, in ev'ry age, 

The saints their promise oft engage ; 
When questions rise or death or life, 
An oath confirms and ends all strife* 

3 Christians the truth will ever say, 
Their yea be yea, their nay be nay; 
And with conscientous dread refrain 
From swearing any oath profane. 

4 But when great facts demand high proof, 
They honor God by solemn oath ; 

And thereby teach the world to own 
The Judge eternal on his throne. 

5 The fear of God is thus maintain'd, 
And men from perjury restrain'd f 



248 HYMN XXXVII. XXXVIII. B, 



Religious oaths may be abus'd, 
But may not therefore be refus'd. 
6 Christians, the worthiest men on earth, 
Who cherish peace, and love the truth, 
Will put religion's sacred seal 
To what is held the last appeal. 

HYMN 37. Second Part C. M. 

Perjury. 

1 T ET those who bear the Christian name 
JLi Their holy vows fulfil ; 

The saints, the follow'rs of the Lamb 
Delight to do his will. 

2 True to the solemn oaths they take, 

Tho' to their hurt they swear ; 4 
Constant and just to all they speak : 
For God they know can hear. 

3 Still with their lips their hearts agree, 

Nor flatt'ring words devise : 
They're sure the God of truth can see 
Thro' ev'ry false disguise. 

4 Deceits they hate, they dread all lies, 

Whatever forms they wear : 
Preferring death to perjuries, 
They dare not falsely swear. 

5 Lo ! from above the Lord descends, 

And brings the judgment down ; 
He bids his saints, his faithful friends, 
Rise and possess their crown. 

6 While Satan trembles at the sight, 

And devils wish to die ; 
Where will the faithless hypocrite 
And perjur'd liar fly ? 

HYMN 38. First Part. L. M. 
The fourth command. 

1 T3ETURN, my soul, enjoy thy rest, 
_tl Improve the day thy God has bless'd ; 
Another six days' work is done, 

Another sabbath is begun. 

2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns 
So sweet a rest to wearied minds ; 
Provides a blest foretaste of heav'n. 

On this day more than all the sev'n. 

3 O ! that our thoughts and thanks may rise, 
As grateful incense to the skies ; 

And draw from Christ that sweet repose, 
Which none, but he, that feels it, knows. 

4 This heav'nly calm, within the breast, ; 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest ; 
Which for the church of God remains, 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 



B. I HMYN XXXVIII. 



5 With joy, great God, thy works we scan, 
Creation's scene, redemption's plan ; 
With praise, we think on mercies past, 
With hope, we future pleasures taste. 

6 In holy duties let the day, 
In holy comforts pass away ; 

How sweet, a sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one, that ne'er shall end ! 

HYMN 38. Second Part. C. M. 
The Lord's day. 

1 /""I OME, dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep 
v_y On this sweet day of rest ; 

! bless this flock, and make this fold 
Enjoy an heav'nly rest. 

2 Welcome, and precious to my soul 

Are these sweet days of love ; 
But what a sabbath shall 1 keep, 
When I shall rest above ! 

3 I come, I wait, I hear, I pray, 

Thy footsteps, Lord, I trace ; 
Here, in thine own appointed way, 
I wait to see thy face. 

4 These are the sweet and precious days 

On which my Lord I've seen ; 
And oft, when feasting on his word, 
In raptures I have been. 

5 O I if my soul, when death appears, 

In this sweet frame be found : > k 
I'll clasp my Saviour in mine arms, 
And leave this earthly ground. 

6 I long for that delightful hour, 

When from this clay undrest, 

1 shall be cloth'd in robes divine, 
And made for ever blest* 

HYMN 38. Third Part L. M. 

The eternal Sabbath. 

1 fTlHINE earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love 

JL But there's a nobler rest above : 
To that our longing souls aspire, 
With cheerful hope and warm desire. 

2 No more fatigue, no more distress, 
Nor sin, nor hell shall reach the place ; 
Nor groans shall mingle with the songs, 
Which warble from immortal tongues. 

3 No rude alarms of raging foes, 

No cares to break the long repose ; 
No midnight shade no clouded sun f 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

4 O long-expected day ! begin — 
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin : 



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B 



Fain would we leave this weary road, 
And sleep in death, to rest with God. 

HYMN 39. First Part. L. M. 

The fifth command* 

1 Jf"1 RE AT Source of order, Maker wise ! 
V_X Whose throne is high above the skies ; 
We praise thy name ; thy laws ordain, 
That order shall on earth obtain. 

2 Let each inferior rank revere 
AH such as their superiors are ; 
And let superiors also do 
What's right by each inferior too. 

3 To thee may each united house, 

At morn and night present its vows ; 
O may each family proclaim 
The honours of thy glorious name I 

HYMN 39. Second Part. C. M. 

Honour to Magistrates. 

1 INTERNAL Sov'reign of the sky, 
jLLA And Lord of all below ; 

We mortals to thy majesty 
Our first obedience owe. 

2 Our souls adore thy throne supreme 

And bless thy providence, 
For magistrates of various name, 
Our glory and defence. 

3 Where laws and liberty combine 

To make the nation bless'd ; 
There magistrates with lustre shine, 
And states are govern'd best. 

4 Nations on firm foundations stand, 

While virtue finds reward ; 
And sinners perish from the land, 
By justice and the sword. 

5 To magistrates be honour paid, 

To laws obedience shown ; 
But consciences and souls were made 
To be the Lord's alone. 

HYMN 39. Third Part C. M. 
The anxiety of pious parents for their children* 

1 fTlHO' parents may in cov'nant be, 

X And have their heav'n in view : 
They are unhappy till they see 
Their children happy too. 

2 Their hearts with inward anguish bleed, 

When all attempts prove vain, 
To save their race from paths, that lead 
To everlasting pain. 



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3 They warn, indulge, correct, beseech, 

While tears in torrents flow ; 
And 'tis beyond the pow'r of speech 
To tell the griefs they know. 

4 Till they can see victorious grace 

Their children's souls possess, 
The sparkling wit, the smiling face 
But adds to their distress. 

5 " Shall cruel spirits drag thee down 

" To darkness and despair ; 
" Beneath th' Almighty's angry frown y 
" To dwell forever there ? 

6 " Saviour, the dreadful scene forbid ! 

" Look down, dear Lord, and bless ,• 
" We'll wrestle hard, as Jacob did — 
" May we obtain success ! 

HYMN 40. First Part. L. M. 
The sixth command. 

1 /^L AMOUR and wrath, and war begone. 

Envy and spite for ever cease ; 
Let bitter words no more be known 
Among the saints, the sons of peace. 

2 The Spirit, like a peaceful dove, 

Flies from the realms of noise and strife ; 
Why should we vex and grieve his love, 
Who seals our souls to heav'nly life. 

3 Tender and kind be all our thoughts, 
Thro' all our lives let mercy run : 

So God forgives our num'rous faults, 
For the dear sake of Christ his Son. 

HYMN 40. Second Part. L. M. 
Anger. 

1 f"^x\RE we indulge our wrath and strife; 
JL/ And yet assume the Christian name ? 
Give our wild passions sway, yet call 
Ourselves the foilovv'rs of the Lamb ? 

2 He was all gentle, meek, and mild — 
Full of benevolence and love ; 

Nor could the rage of num'rous foes 
Aught, but his soft compassion move. 

3 Not all their scoffs, nor the sharp pangs 
Of crucifixion, could inspire 

Within his breast one vengeful thought, 
Or one tumultuous passion fire. 

4 But we, alas ! how soon the storms 
Impetuous in our bosoms swell ; 
What stores of fuel in our breasts, 
To feed those raging fires of hell, 

5 Spirit of grace, do thou descend ; 
Envy, and wrath, and clamour chase ; 



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With thy mild influ'nce quench these fires, 
And hush the stormy winds to peace ! 
HYMN 40. Third Part. C. M. 

Brotherly love. 

1 TTOW sweet, how heav'nly is the sight, 
J__l_ When those who love the Lord, 

In one another's peace delight, 
And so fulfil his word. 

2 O ! may we feel each brother's sigh, 

And with him bear a part : 
May sorrows flow from eye to eye, 
And joy from heart to heart. 

3 Free us from envy, scorn, and pride ; 

Our wishes fix above : 
May each his brother's failings hide, 
And show a brother's love. 

4 Let love, in one delightful stream, 

Thro' every bosom flow ; 
And union sweet, and dear esteem, 
In ev'ry action glow. 

5 Love is the golden chain, that binds 

The happy souls above ; 
And he's an heir of heav'n, that finds 
His bosom glow with love. 

HYMN 41. First Part. L. M. 
The seventh command. 

1 ^ACRED wedlock ! law of heav'n, 
k5 By wisdom fram'd, in mercy giv'n ; 
The spring, whence all the kindred ties 
Of parents, children, brethren, rise ! 

2 Curs'd be the lusts which violate 
The honours of the marriage state ; 
The Lord himself in wrath severe, 
Will judge the vile adulterer. 

3 The wicked, filthy, and unclean, 
Shall reap the harvest of their sin : 
And they who burn with Sodom's lust, 
In Sodom's fire shall be accurs'd. 

4 Polluted sinner, hide thy face, 

Fly to the throne, and plead for grace ; 
The blood of Christ can cleanse thy soul, 
And make thy filthy spirit whole. 

HYMN 41. Second Part. L. M. 

The law is spiritual^ but we are carnal. 

1 jV/TOST holy God, thy precept's just 
1_VJL Against impure desires, and lust ; 
We therefore mourn, with grief and shame, 
Our guilty and polluted frame. 

2 We know by nature, we're unclean, 
Our pow'rs debas'd, affections mean ; 



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We own imperfect chastity, 

The sensual heart, the wanton eye. 

3 The seeds of ev'ry vice and sin 
Are rooted deep, and grow within, 
And if preserved from filthy ways, 
To grace alone belongs the praise. 

4 O ! shed abroad thy love divine, 
Constrain us to be wholly thine ; 
And make our souls and bodies both 
The templesof the Holy Ghost. 

HYMN 42. First Part. L. M. 
The eighth commartd. 

1 /""I REAT God, thy holy law commands 
\ W Strict honesty in our demands ; 
Forbids to plunder, steal or cheat, 

To practise falsehood or deceit. 

2 We must be faithful, upright, true, 
Nor take, but what is strictly due ,* 
If honesty be banish'd hence, 
Religion is a vain pretence. 

3 No righteous debt must be denied 
By fraud or pow'r, by lies or pride ; 
The poor should not by long delay, 
Be made to groan for want of pay. 

4 What equity enjoins as right, 

We must perform with air our might; 
Nor seek our neighbour to deceive, 
With what ourselves do not believe. 

5 Let Christians never dare disgrace 

The name and cause, which they profes?; 

Lord, help us ever to pursue 

Things, which are honest, just and true. 

HYMN 42. Second Pari. S. M. 
The worldling. 

1 "TTJ/'HAT ^ oes wor ^hng gain 

V V By all his vain pursuits ! 
His very pleasure gives him pain, 
And mis'ry are its fruits. 

2 What anxious cares corrode 
The mind intent on wealth ; 

His mammon oft becomes a load, 
Which robs him of his health. 

3 Does he his end attain, 
And in full inhVnce roll] 

What does the sordid creature gain, 
When God demands his soul 7 

4 My heart to heav'n aspire, 
And seek thine all in God : 

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HYMN XLIII. 



B.L 



Nor e'er pollute thy pure desire, 

By trifles on the road. ) 

5 He doth my soul now bless 
With his enriching grace ; 

ButO what wealth shall I possess, 
When I behold his face I 

6 These riches of his grace ; 
Will then to glory rise, 

When I have run my earthly race, 
And gain'd th' immortal prize. 

HYMN 43. First Part. CM. 
The ninth command. 

1 T> ELIGION is the chief concern 
XV Of mortals here below ; 
May all its great importance learn, 

Its sov'reign virtue know. 

2 Let deep repentance, faith and love, 

Be join'd with godly fear ; 
And all our conversation prove 
Our souls to be sincere. 

3 Let with our lips our hearts agree, 

Nor sland'ring words devise : 
We know the God of truth can see 
Thro' ev'ry false disguise. 

4 Lord, never let our en\j grow, 

To hear another's praise ; 
Nor rob him of his honour due, 
By base revengeful ways. 

5 O God of truth ! help to detest 

Whate'er is false or wrong ; 
That lies in earnest or in jest 
May ne'er employ our tongue. 

HYMN 43. Second Part. C. M. 
The Christian is true and faithful to Jesus. 

1 A M I a soldier of the cross, 
r\ A follovv'r of the Lamb ? 
And shall I fear to own his cause, 

Or blush to speak his name 7 

2 Must I be carri'd to the skies, 

On flow'ry beds of ease ; 
While others fought to win the prize, 
And sail'd thro' bloody seas 1 

3 Are there no foes for me to face ? 

Must I not stem the flood 7 
Is this wild world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God ? 

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ; 

Be faithful to my Lord, 
And bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by thy word. 



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5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war, 

Shall conquer tho' they die ; 
They see the triumph from afar, 
And seize it with their eye. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 

And all thy armies shine 
In robes of vict'ry thro' the skies, 
The glory shall be thine. 

HYMN 44. First Part. L. M. 
The tenth command. 

1 T7C7HATE'ER thy lot on earth maybe, 

▼ T Let it contentment yield to thee ; 
Nor others envy, nor repine, 
Nor covet aught that is not thine. 

2 Justly hast thou forbidden, Lord, 

Each murm'ring motion, thought, and word ; 

Justly requiring full content, 

With what thy providence hath lent. 

3 But can a sinner lift his eye 
Before the Lord of hosts on high, 
And say, " This precept I've obey'd 
" Nor from it ever turn'd aside V 

4 Alive without the law I stood, 

And thought my state was safe and good ; 
But when with pow'r this precept came, 
I saw my sin, and guilt, and shame. 

5 Lord, I adore thy saving love, 
Which did from me the curse remove, 
By hanging on th' accursed tree, 
And being made a curse for me ! 

HYMN 44. Second Part. C. M. 
They icho are converted cannot perfectly obey the laic. 

1 RACE has enabled me to love 
VJT Thy holy law and will ; 

But sin has not yet ceas'd to move, 
It tyrannizes still. 

2 Hence often fill'd with dread alarms, 

My peace and joy subside ; 
And I've employ for all the arms 
The gospel hath suppli'd. 

3 Thus difPrent pow'rs within me strive, 

While opposites I feel ; 
I grieve, rejoice, decline, revive, 
As sin or grace prevail. 

4 But Jesus hath his promise past ; 

Sin with the body dies : 
And grace in all his saints at last 
Shall gain its victories. 



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HYMN XLIV. XLV. B, L 



HYMN 44. Third Part. L. M. 



1 /~\ Lord, my soul convicted stands 
V-/ Of breaking all thy ten commands : 
And on me justly might'st thou pour 
Thy wrath in one eternal show'r. 

2 But thanks to God, its loud alarms 
Have warn'd me of approaching harms ; 
And now, O Lord, my wants I see, 
Lost and undone, 1 come to thee. 

3 I know my fig-leaf righteousness 
Can ne'er thy broken law redress ; 



There's hope for pardon e'en for me. 

4 There, I behold with wonder, Lord f 
That Christ hath to thy law restor'd 
Those honours on th' atoning day, 
Which guilty sinners took away. 

5 Amazing wisdom, pow'r and love, 
Display'd to rebels from above ! 
Do thou, O Lord, my faith increase 
To love and trust thy plan of grace. 



HYMN 45. Ffrst Part. L. M. 



1 T^¥7"HER£ is my God ? does he retire 

v V Beyond the reach of humble sighs 1 
Are these weak breathings of desire 
Too languid to ascend the skies ? 

2 No, Lord, the breathings of desire, 
The weak petition, if sincere, 

Is not forbidden to aspire ; 
But reaches thy all gracious ear 

3 Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye, 
See where the great Redeemer stands; 
The glorious Advocate on high ; 

With precious incense in his hands. 

4 He sweetens ev'ry humble groan, 
He recommends each broken prayer ; 
Recline thy hope on him alone, 
Whose pow'r and love forbid despair. 

HYMN 45. Second Part. S. M. 



1 f I iHE Lord, who truly knows 

JL The heart of ev'ry saint, 
Invites us by his holy word, 
To pray and never faint. 

2 He bows his gracious ear ! 
We never plead in vain ; 

Yet we must wait till he appear, 
And pray, and pray again.. 



Practical use of the moral law* 




Prayer. 



Th e prayer of fa ith. 



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257 



3 Tho' unbelief suggest, 
Why should we longer wait ? 

He bids us never give him rest ; 
But be importunate. 

4 'Twas thus a widow poor, 
Without support or friend, 

Beset the unjust judge's door, 
And gain'd at last her end. 

5 And shall not Jesus hear 
His chosen, when they cry ? 

Yes ; tho' he may awhile forbear, 
He'll not their suit deny. 

6 Then let us earnest be, 
And never fairyt in prayer ; 

He loves our importunity, 

And makes our cause his care. 
HYMN 45. Third Part L. M. 
Exhortation to prayer. 

1 T7f7"HAT var ^ ous hindrances we meet 

W In coming to a mercy-seat ! 
Yet who, that knows the worth of pray 'r, 
But wishes to be often there ? 

2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw ; 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw — 
Gives exercise to faith and love- 
Brings ev'ry blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight.; 
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright ; 
And Satan trembles when he sees 

The weakest saint upon his knees. 

4 Where half the breath that's vainly spent, 
To heav'n in supplication sent— 

Our cheerful song would oft'ner be, 
" Hear what the Lord has done for me !" 
HYMN 45. Fourth Part. L, M. 
Lord's Prayer. 

1 /^UR Father, thron'd in heav'n, divine, 
v_/ To thy great name be praises paid ; 
Thy kingdom come, — Thy glory shine ; 
And thy good will be still obey'd. 

2 Give us our bread from day to day, 
And all our wants do thou supply : 
With gospel-truth feed us, we pray, 
That we may never faint, nor die. 

3 Extend thy grace, our hearts renew, 
Our each offence in love forgive ; 
Teach us divine forgiveness too, 
And freed from evil, let us live. 

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558 



HYMN XL VI. 



B.I. 



4 For thine's the kingdom, and the pow'r, 
And all the glory waits thy name ; 
Let every saint thy grace adore, 
And sound in songs their loud amen. 

HYMN 46. First Part. C. M. 

Our Father. 

1 OOV'REIGN of all the worlds on high,. 
^ Allow our humble claim ; 

Nor while poor worms would raise their heads*. 
Disdain a Father's name. 

2 Our Father God ! how sweet the sound I 

How tender and how. dear ! 
Not all the melody of heav'n, 
Could so delight the ear. 

3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name 

On my expanding heart ; 
, And show, that in Jehovah's grace 
1 share a filial part. 

4 Cheer'd by a signal so divine, 

Unwav'ring I believe : 
Thou know'st I, Abba, Father, cry, 
Nor can thy word deceive. 

HYMN 45. Second Part. L. M. 
Our Father and our Saviour are in Heaven, 

1 TPkESCEND from heav'n, immortal Dove, 
\Jr Stoop down and take us on thy wings ; 

And mount and bear us far above 
The reach of these inferior things ; 

2 Beyond, beyond this lower sky, 
Up where eternal ages roll, 
Where solid pleasures never die, 
And fruits immortal feast the soul. 

o O for a sight, a blissful sight 

Of our Almighty Father's throne ! 
There sits the Saviour crown'd with light, 
Cloth'd in a body, like our own. 

4 Adoring saints around him stand, 

While thrones and pow'rs before him fall ; 
And God shines gracious thro' the man, 
And sheds sweet glories on them all. 

5*0 what amazing joys they feel, 
While to their golden harps they sing, 
And sit on ev'ry heav'nly hill, 
And spread the triumphs of their King ! 

6 When shall the day, dear Lord, appear, 
That I shall mount, to dw T ell above, 
And stand, and bow, and worship there, 
And view thy face, and sing, and love ? 



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HYMN 46. Third Part. C. M. 

Rejoicing in God our Father* 

1 /^OME, shout aloud the Father's grace, 
Vy And sing the Saviour's love : 

Soon shall you join the glorious theme 
In loftier strains above. 

2 God, the eternal, mighty God, 

To dearer names descends : 
Calls you his treasure and his joy, 
His children and his friends. 

3 My Father God ! and may these lips 

Pronounce a name so dear ! 
Not thus could heav'n's sweet harmony 
Delight my list'ning ear. 

4 Thanks to my God for ev'ry gift 

His bounteous hands bestow ; 
And thanks eternal for that love 
Whence all those comforts flow. 

5 For ever let my grateful heart 

His boundless grace adore ; 
Which gives ten thousand blessings now, 
And bids me hope for more. 

HYMN 47. First Part. C. M. 
Hallowed be thy name. 

1 A MONG the princes, earthly gods, 
jljL There's none hath pow'r divine ; 
Nor are their names nor works, O Lord. 

Nor natures, like to thine. 

2 Thy matchless pow'r, thy sov'reign sway, 

The nations shall adore ; 
Their long misguided pray'rs and praise 
To thee, O God, restore. 

3 Let all confess thy name and know 

The wonders thou hast done ,* 
Let all adore thee, God supreme, 
And own thee God alone. 

4 While heav'n, and all who dwell on high, 

To thee their voices raise ; 
Let the whole earth assist the sky, 
And joint' advance thy praise. 

HYMN 47. Second Part. L. M. 
The name of God exalted above all praise. 

1 "EXTERNAL Pow'r ! whose high abode 
JL-J Becomes the grandeur of our God ; 
Immensely far, beyond the bounds, 
Where stars revolve their little rounds. 

2 Tho lowest step above thy .seat 
Rises too high for Gabriel's feet ; 
In vain the tallest angel tries 

To reach the height with wond'ring eyes. 



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HYMN XLVIIL 



B. 



3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do ! 
We would adore our Maker too; 
From sin and dust to thee we cry, 
The Great, the Holy, and the High ! 

4 Earth, from afar, has heard thy fame, 
And worms have learn'd to lisp thy name ; 
But O ! the glories of thy mind 

Leave all our soaring thoughts behind. 

5 God is in heav'n, but man below; 

Rais'd be our thoughts ; our words be few : 
A sacred rev'rence checks our songs, 
And praise sits silent on our tongues. 

HYMN 48. First Part. L. M. 

Thy kingdom come* 

1 A SCEND thy throne, almighty King, 
JL^_ And spread thy glories all abroad ; 
Let thine own arm salvation bring, 
And be thou known the gracious God. 

% Let millions bow before thy seat, 
Let humble mourners seek thy face ; 
Bring daring rebels to thy feet, 
Subdu'd by thy victorious grace, 

3 O ! let the kingdoms of the world 
Become the kingdoms of the Lord ; 
Let saints and angels praise thy name, 
Be thou thro' heav'n and earth ador'd. 

HYMN 48. Second Part. L. M. 
Prayer for the spread of the Gospel* 

1 T3RIGHT as the sun's meridian blaze, 
_I3 Vast as the blessings he conveys, 
Wide as he shines from pole to pole, 
And permanent as his control : 

2 So, Jesus, let thy kingdom come ; 
Let sin and hell's- terrific gloom 
Swift, at thy brightness, flee away, 
And usher in the promis'd day. 

3 Then shall the heathen, fill'd with awe, 
Learn the best knowledge of thy law : 
And Antichrist, on ev'ry shore, 

Fall from his throne to rise no more, 

4 Then shall thy lofty praise resound 
On Afric's shores— thro' Asia's ground ; 
And Europe with America 

Shall stretch their eager arms to thee. 

5 Then shall the Jew and Gentile meet 
In pure devotion af thy feet : 

And earth shall yield thee as thy due ? 
Her fulness and her glory too. 



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HYMN 48. Third Part. L. M. 

Prayer for the Jews. 

1 T71ATHER of faithful Abra'm, hear 
J? Our earnest suit for Abra'm's seed ; 

* Justly they claim the tend'rest pray'r 
From us, adopted in their stead : 

2 Outcast from thee y and scatter'd wide 
Thro' ev'ry nation under heav'n, 
Blaspheming whom they crucifi'd, 
Unsav'd, unpitied, unforgwn. 

3 But hast thou finally forsook, 
For ever cast thine own away ? 
Wilt thou not bid the murd'rers look 

On him they pierc'd, and weep and pray ? 

4 Come then, thou great Deliv'rer, come ; 
The veil from Jacob's heart remove, 

! bring thine ancient people home, 
And let them know thy dying love ! 

HMYN 48. Fourth Part. L. M. 
Millenniu m. 

1 T OOK up, ye saints, with sweet surprise, 

1 A Toward the joyful, coming day, 
When Jesus shall descend the skies, 
And form a bright, and dazzling ray. 

2 Nations shall in a day be born, 
And swift, like doves, to Jesus fly ; 
The Church shall know no clouds return, 
Nor sorrows mixing with their joy. 

3 The lion and the lamb shall feed 
Together in his peaceful reign ; 
And Zion, blest with heav'nly bread, 
Of pinching wants no more complain. 

4 The Jew, the Greek, the bond, the free, 
Shall boast their sep'rate rights no more ; 
But join in sweetest harmony, 

Their Lord, their Saviour to adore. 

5 Thus, till a thousand years be past, 
Shall holiness and peace prevail ; 
And ev'ry knee shall bow to Christ, 
And ev'ry tongue shall Jesus hail. 

6 Then the redeem'd shall mount on high, 
Where there deliv'ring Prince is gone, 
And angels at his word shall fly, 

To bless them with the conq'ror's crown. 
HYMN 49. First Part. L. M. 
Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. 
1 FTHHOU reign'st, O Lord, thy throne is high^ 
JL Thy robes are light and majesty ; 
Thy pow'r is sov'reign to fulfil 
The holy counsels of thy will. 



HYMN XLIX. 



Be 



2 Thy will be done on earth below 
As 'tis in heav'n ; thy grace bestow 
On us and all ; may we and they 
Renounce our wills, and thine obey. 

3 While all the hosts of heav'n rejoice 
To yield obedience to thy voice ; 
In constancy, and zeal, and love, 
May we resemble those above. 

HYMN 49. Second Part C. M. 
Resignation to the will of God. 

1 rTlHRO' all the downward tracts of time, 

JL God's watchful eye surveys ; 
O ! who so wise to choose our lot, 
Or regulate our ways ! 

2 I cannot doubt his bounteous love, 

Unmeasurably kind ; 
To his unerring, gracious will, 
Be ev'ry wish resign 'd. 

3 Good when he gives, supremely good, 

Nor less when he denies ; 
Ev'n crosses from his sov'reign hand 
Are blessings in disguise. 

4 Here perfect bliss can ne'er be found ; 

The honey's mix'd with gall : 
'Midst changing scenes and dying friends, 
Be thou my all in all. 

HYMN 49. Third Part. C. M. 
The will of God be done in providence, 

1 TT is the Lord — enthron'd in light, 
JL Whose claims are all divine ; 
Who has an undisputed right 

To govern me and mine. 

2 It is the Lord— should I distrust, 

Or contradict his will 7 
Who cannot do but what is just, 
And must be righteous still. 

3 It is the Lord — who gives me all 

My wealth, my friends, my ease ; 
And of his bounties may recall 
Whatever part he please. 

4 It is the Lord — who can sustain 

Beneath the heaviest load, 
From whom assistance I obtain 
To tread the thorny road. 

5 It is the Lord — whose matchless skill 

Can from afflictions raise 
Matter, eternity to fill 

With ever growing praise. 

6 It is the Lord — my cov'nant God 5 

Thrice blessed be his name • 



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263 



Whose gracious promise, seal'd with blood, 
Must ever be the same. 

7 His cov'nant will my soul defend, 

Should nature's self expire : 
And the great Judge of all descend 
In awful flames of fire# 

8 And can my soul with hopes like these. 

Be sullen, or repine ? 
No, gracious God, take what thou please, 
I'll cheerfully resign. 

HYMN 50. First Part. L. M. 
Give us this day our daily bread, 

1 IVfOST gracious Father, God of all, 
XT JL To thee we come, on thee we call, 
By whom both man and beast are fed : 
Give us this day our daily bread. 

2 All our supplies on thee depend ; 
Whate'er we want, in mercy send , 
Thou art the glorious fountain-head, 
Give us this day our daily bread. 

3 Nothing, O Lord, do we deserve J 
The thought of merit we would dread ; 
'Tis as an alms alone we crave, 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

4 Forgiving grace do thou impart* 
To cheer and sanctify each heart ; 
May we in death join with ourHead* 
And feed on Christ the living bread. 

HYMN 50. Second Part. L. M. 

Father feed and bring us safely home ! 

1 f I ^HRO' all the various shifting scene 

JL Of life's mistaken ill or good; 
Thy hand, O God, conducts unseen 
The beautiful vicissitude. 

2 Thou givest with paternal care, 
Howe'er unjustly we complain, 
To each their necessary share 

Of joy and sorrow, health and pain. 

3 Trust we to youth, or friends or pow'r, 
Fix we on this terrestrial ball ? 

When most secure the coming hour, 
If thou see fit, may blast them all. 

4 When lowest sunk with grief and shame, 
Fill'd with affliction's bitter cup, 

Lost to relations, friends and fame, 
Thy powerful hand can raise us up. 

5 Thy powerful consolations cheer ; 

Thy smile suppress the deep fetch'd sigh; 



264 HYMN LI. LH. B. 

Thy hand can dry the trickling tear, 
That secret wets the orphan's eye. 
6 Thus far sustain'd, and cloth'd and fed, 
Thro' life's tumultuous scenes we've come ; 
Give us this day our daily bread, 
And lead, and bring us safely home. 

HYMN 51. C. M. 

Forgive us our debts, as ibe forgive our debtors. 

1 T" ORD, at thy feet we sinners lie, 
JLJ And knock at mercy's door ; 
With heavy heart and downcast eye, 

Thy favour w r e implore. 

2 In deep distress we seek thy face 

Forgiveness to receive ; 
We trust our souls are taught thro' grace, 
Our debtors to forgive. 

3 'Tis pardon, pardon we implore, 

O let thy bowels move ! 
Thy grace is an exhaustless store, 
And thou thyself art love. 

4 O ! for thine own, for Jesus' sake, 

Our manj sins forgive ; 
Thy grace our rocky hearts can break. 
And breaking soon relieve. 

5 Mercy, good Lord, mercy we plead. 

This is the total sum ; 
Mercy, thro' Christ, mercy we need ; 
Lord, let thy mercy come. 

HYMN 52. First Part. L. M. 

Temptations. 

1 npHUS far my God has led me on, 

JL And made his truth and mercy known ; 
My hopes and fears alternate rise, 
And comforts mingle with my sighs. 

2 Thro' this wide wilderness I roam, 
Far distant from my blissful home ; 
Lord, let thy presence be my stay, 
And guard me in this dang'rous way. 

3 Temptations ev'ry where annoy, 

And sins and snares my peace destroy ; 
My earthly joys are from me torn, 
And oft an absent God I mourn. 

4 My soul with various tempests toss'd ; 

Her hopes o'erturn'd, her projects cross'd s 
Sees ev'ry day new straits attend, 
And wonders where the scene will end. 

5 Is this, dear Lord, that thorny road, 
Which leads us to the mount of God ? 
Are these the toils thy people know, 
While in the wilderness below? 



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265 



6 'Tis even so, thy faithful Jove 
Doth all thy children's graces prove ; 
'Tis thus our pride and self must fall, 
That Jesus may be all in all. 

HYMN 52. Second Part. C. M, 
Deliver us from evil, 

1 rpEACH us, O Lord, aright to plead 

JL For mercies from above : 
O come, and bless our souls indeed, 
With light, and joy, and love. 

2 The gospel's promis'd land is wide, 

W e fain would enter in ; 
But we are press'd on ev'ry side, 
With unbelief and sin. 

3 Arise, O Lord, enlarge our coast, 

Let us possess the whole ; 
That Satan may no longer boast, 
He can thy work control. 

4 O ! may thy hand be with us still, 

Our guide and guardian be ; 
To keep us safe from ev'ry ill, 
Till death shall set us free. 

5 Help us on thee to cast our care, 

And on thy word to rest ; 
That Israel's God, who heareth pray'r, 
Will grant us our request. 
HYMN 52. Third Part. C. M. 
Perseverance. 

1 T> EJOICE, deliever, in the Lord, 
Ji\ Who makes your cause his own ; 
The hope that's built upon his word, 

Can ne'er be overthrown. 

2 Tho' many foes beset your road, 

And feeble is your arm ; 
Your life is hid with Christ in God, 
Beyond the reach of harm. 

3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint, 

Or fainting, shall not die ; 
Jesus, the strength of ev'ry saint, 
Will aid you from on high. 

4 As surely as he overcame, 

And triumph'd once for you ; 
So surely, you that love his name, 
Shall triumph in him too. 

HYMN 52. Fourth Part. C. M. 
Victory through free grace. 
1 IT ET me, my Saviour and my Goct 
I A On sovereign grace rely ,• 



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And own 'tis free, because bestowed 
On one so vile as I. 

2 Election ! 'tis a word divine : 

For, Lord, I plainly see, 
Had not thy choice prevented mine, 
1 ne'er had chosen thee. 

3 For perseverance, strength I've none : 

But would on this depend, 
That, Jesus, having lov'd his own, 
Will love them to the end. 

4 Empty and bare I come to thee 

For righteousness divine : 

! may thy glorious merits be, 

By imputation, mine. 

5 Free grace alone can wipe the tears 

From my lamenting eyes : 
And raise my soul, from guilty fears, 
To joy that never dies. 

6 Free grace can death itself outbrave, 

And take the sting away : 
Can sinners to the utmost save, 
And give them victory. 

HYMN 52. Fifth Part. L. M. 
Thine is the Kingdom, Power and Glory, 

1 /^VUR grateful tongues, immortal King, 
v_/ Thy glory shall for ever sing ; 

Our hymns to time's remotest day 
Thy truth in sacred notes display. 

2 What pow'r, O Lord, shall vie with thine ? 
What name among the saints, who shine, 
Of equal excellence possess'd, 

Thy sov'reignty, will dare contest ? 

3 Thee, Lord, heav'n's host their Maker own, 
Thine is the Kingdom, thine alone ; 
Thee, endless majesty has crown'd, 

And glory ever vests thee round. 

4 Thrones and dominions round thee fall, 
Thy presence shakes this lower ball : 
From change to change the creatures run ; 
But all thy vast designs are one. 

5 O wise in all thy works ! thy name 
Let man's whole race aloud proclaim ; 
And grateful thro' the length of days, 
In ceaseless songs repeat thy praise. 

HYMN 52. Sixth Part. L. M. 

Home in view. 
1 A S when the weary trav'ller gains 
JLJL The height of some o'erlooking hill, 
His heart revives, if 'cross the plains 
He eyes his home, tho' distant still. 



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2 Thus, when the Christian pilgrim views, 
By faith, his mansion in the skies ; 

The sight his fainting strength renews, 
And wings his speed to reach the prize. 

3 The thought of home his spirit cheers, 
No more he grieves for troubles past ; 
Nor any future trial fears, 

So he may safe arrive at last. 

4 'Tis there, he says, I am to dwell 
With Jesus, in the realms of day : 
There I snail bid my cares farewell, 
And he will wipe my tears away. 

5 Jesus, on thee our hope depends, 
To lead us on to thine abode ; 
Assur'd our home will make amends 
For all our toil while on the road. 

HYMN 52. Seventh Part. L. M. 
Amen* 

1 A MEN ! My Father hears my prayers, 
jljL He knows my sorrow, counts my tears 
He never said to Jacob's race, 

In vain ye seek your Father's face. 

2 Amen ! My precious Jesus lives, 
And access to his people gives ; 

A rainbow now surrounds the throne ; 
And in his name 1 boldly come. 

3 Amen ! The spirit will impart 
His sacred influ'nce to my heart ; 
He'll teach and help me when I pray, 

. Nor shall 1 go asham'd away. 

4 Amen ! The words, my lips pronouce, 
The wishes of my soul announce ; 
And God more willing is to give, 
Than I am willing to receive. 

5 Amen ! I said, when first I gave 
Myself to Christ, that he might save ; 
And still my tongue repeats that word, 
Whene'er I call upon my Lord. 

6 Amen ! I will not faint or cease, 
But wait as long as he shall please; 
Depending, praying, pressing on, 
Till to himself he takes me home. 

7 Amen ! the cov'nant is secure, 

In all things order'd well and sure : 
The promises confirm'd remain ; 
In Christ their yea, in him Amen. 

8 Amen ! This is the Saviour's name, 
He is the faithful, true Amen ; 

As he hath said, so shall it be, 
Amen to all eternity. 



HYMNS, 

ADAPTED TO THE LORD'S SUPPER, 

HYMN 53. L. M. 

Let a Man examine himself, and so let him eat. 

1 TT7HAT strange perplexities arise ! 

t T What anxious fears and jealousies? 
What crowds in doubtful light appear 1 
How few, alas, approv'd and clear ! 

2 And what am t ? — My soul, awake, 
And an impartial survey take ; 

Does no dark sign, no ground of fear, 
In practice or in heart appear ? 

3 What image does my spirit bear ? 
Is Jesus form'd, and living there ? 
Say, do his lineaments divine 

In thought, and word, and action shine! 

4 Searcher of hearts, O search me still ,* 
The secrets of my soul reveal ; 

My fears remove ; let me appear 

To God, and my own conscience clear. 

5 May I consistent with thy word, 
Approach thy table, O my Lord ! 
May I among thy saints appear] 
Shall I a welcome guest be there ? 

6 Have I the wedding garment on, 
Or do I naked, stand alone 1 

O ! quicken, clothe, and feed my soul, 
Forgive my sins, and make me whole. 
HYMN 54. L. M. 

Preparation. 

1 TERNAL King, enthron'd above, 
Jl-J Look down in faithfulness and love j 
Prepare our hearts to seek thy face, 
And grant us thy reviving grace. 

2 Long have we heard the joyful call, 
But yet our faith and love are small ; 
Our hearts are torn with worldly cares, 
And all our paths are fill'd with snares. 

3 Unworthy to approach thy throne, 
Our trust is fix'd on Christ alone ; 
In him thy cov'nant stands secure, 
And will from age to age endure. 

4 O ! let us hear thy pard'ning voice, 
And bid our mourning hearts rejoice ; 
Revive our souls, our faith renew, 
Prepare for duties now in view. 



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5 Make all our spices flow abroad, 
A grateful incense, to our God ; 
Let hope, and love, and joy appear, 
And ev'ry grace be active here. 

HYMN 55. L. M, 

Preparation* 

1 V 1 1HE broken bread, the blessed cup, 

JL On which we now are call'd to sup, 
Without thy help and grace divine, 
Will prove no more than bread and wine# 

2 But come, great Master of the feast, 
Dispense thy grace to ev'ry guest ; 
Direct our views to Calvary, 

And help us to remember thee. 

3 Let us with light and truth be blest, 
That on thy bosom we may rest ; 
And at thy supper each may learn 
Thy broken body to discern. 

4 O that our souls may now be fed 
With Christ himself the living bread ; 
That we the cov'nant may renew, 
And to our vows be render'd true ! 

HYMN 56. CM. 

Invitation, 

1 X7*E wretched, hungry, starving poor, 

JL Behold a royal feast ! 
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store, 
For ev'ry humble guest. 

2 See Jesus stands with open arms ,* 

He calls, he bids you come ; 
Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms : 
But see there yet is room — 

3 Room in the Saviour's bleeding heart : 

There love and pity meet; 
Nor will he bid the soul depart, 
That trembles at his feet. 

4 In him the Father reconcil'd 

Invites your souls to come ; 
The rebel shall be call'd a child, 
And kindly welcom'd home. 

5 O ! come, and with his children taste 

The blessings of his love ; 
While hope attends the sweet repast 
Of nobler joys above. 

6 There, with united heart and voice 
1 Before th' eternal throne, 

Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice, 
In ecstasies unknown. 

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7 And yet ten thousand thousand more, 
Are welcome still to come ; 
Ye longing: souls, the grace adore ; 
Approach, there yet is room* 
HYMN 57. C. M. 

Invitation. 

1 PTHHE King of heav'n his table spreads, 

JL And blessings crown the board ; 
Not Paradise, with all its joys, 
Could such delight afford. 

2 Pardon and peace to dying men,. ( 

And endless life are giv'n ; 
Thro' the rich blood that Jesus shed, 
To raise oursouls to heav'n. 

3 Ye hungry poor, that long have stray'd 

In sin's dark mazes, come; 
Come, from your most obscure retreats, 
And grace shall find you room. 

4 Millions of souls, in glory now, 

Were fed and feasted here ; 
And millions more, still on the way, 
Around the board appear. 

5 All things are ready, come away, 

Nor weak excuses frame ; 
Crowd to your places at the feast, 
And bless the Founder's name. 
HYMN 58. L. M. 

Invitation. 

1 /^lOME in, ye blessed of the Lord, 
Vy Ye that believe his holy word ; 
Come, and receive his heav'nly bread, 
The food, with which his saints are fed. 

2 Your Saviour's boundless goodness prove, 
And feast on his redeeming love ; 
Come, all ye happy souls, that thirst, 
The last is welcome as the first. 

3 Come to his table, and receive 
Whate'er a pard'ning God can give ; 
His love thro' ev'ry age endures ; 
His promise and himself are yours. 

HYMN 59. P. M. 8, 7, 4. 

Invitation — It is finished. 

1 "FT ARK ! the voice of love and mercy 
XX Sounds aloud from Calvary ; 
See ! it rends the rocks asunder, 

Shakes the earth, and veils the sky ! 
"It is finish'd!" 
Hear the dying Saviour cry. 
.2 It is finish'd! O what pleasure 
Do these precious words afford 



HYMN LX. 



Heav'nly b essmgs, without measure, 

Flow to us from Christ the Lord : 
It is finish'd .' 

Saints, the dying words record. 

3 Finish'd, all the types and shadows 

Of the ceremonial law ! 
Finish'd, all that God had promis'd ; 

Death and hell no more shall awe : 
It is finish'd I 

Saints, from hence your comfort draw. 

4 Happy souls, approach the table, 

Taste the soul reviving food ! 
Nothing's half so sweet and pleasant, 

As the Saviour's flesh and blood. 
It is finish'd ! 

Christ has borne the heavy load. 

5 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs. 

Join to sing the pleasing theme ; 
All on earth, and all in heav'n, 

Join to praise ImmanuePs name ! 
Hallelujah! 

Glory to the bleeding Lamb ! 

HYMN 60. L. M. 

The memorials of our absent Lord* 

1 T ESUS is gone above the skies, 

$3 Where our weak senses reach him not 

And carnal objects court our eyes, 

To thrust our Saviour from our thought. 

2 He knows what wand'ring hearts we have, 
Apt to forget his lovely face : 

And, to refresh our minds, he gave 
These kind memorials of his grace. 

3 The Lord of life this table spread 
With his own flesh, and dying blood ; 
We on the rich provision feed, 

And taste the wine, and bless our God. 

4 Let sinful sweets be all forgot, 
And earth grow less in our esteem ; 
Christ and his love fill ev'ry thought, 
And faith and hope befix'd on him. 

5 While he is absent from our sight, 
'Tis to prepare our souls a place ; 
That we may dwell in heav'nly light, 
And live forever near his face, i 

6 Our eyes look upwards to the hills, 
Whence our returning Lord shall come ; 
We wait thy chariot's awful wheels 

To fetch our longing spirits home. 



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HYMN 61. C. M. 

The Love of Christ. 

1 TTQW condescending, and how kind 
JlX Was God's eternal Son ? 

Our mis'ry reach'd his heav'nly mind, 
And pity brought him down, 

2 When justice, by our sins provok'd, 

Drew forth his dreadful sword ; 
He gave his soul up to the stroke, 
Without a murm'ring word. 

3 Here we receive repeated seals 

Of Jesus' dying love ; 
Hard is the wretch that never feels 
One soft affection move. 

4 Here let our hearts begin to melt, 

While we his death record ; 
And with our joy for pardon'd guilt, 
Mourn that we pierc'd the Lord. 
HYMN 62. C. M, 

Christ the Bread of Life, 

1 T ET us adore th' eternal Word, 
..I J 'Tis he our souls hath fed ; 
Thou art our living stream, O Lord, 

And thou th' immortal bread. 

2 Blesss'd be the Lord, that gives his flesh 

To nourish dying men ; 
And often spreads his table fresh, 
Lest we should faint again. 

3 Our souls shall draw their heav'nly breath, 

Whilst Jesus finds supplies ; 
Nor shall our graces sink to death : 
For Jesus never dies. 

4 The God of mercy be ador'd, 

Who calls our souls from death ; 
Who saves by his redeeming word, 
And new-creating breath. 

5 To praise the Father, and the Son, 

And Spirit all divine, 
The One in Three, and Three in One^ 
Let saints and angels join. 

HYMN 63. L, M. 

On the first approach to the Lord's Table. 

1 X ORD, I am thine, entirely thine, 

I A Purchas'd and sav'dby blood divine ; 
With full consent thine I would be, 
And own thy sov'reign right in me. 

2 Here, Lord, my flesh, my soul, my all, 
I yield to thee beyond recall ; 
Accept thine own, so long withheld ; 
Accept what I so freely yield. 



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3 Grant one poor sinner more a place 
Among the children of thy grace ; 
A wretched sinner lost, to God, 
But ransom'd by ImmanuePs blood. 

4 Thine would I live — thine would I die ; 
Be thine thro' all eternity ; 

The vow is past beyond repeal 
And now I set the solemn seal. 

5 Be thou the witness of my vow, 
Angels and men attest it too ; 
That to thy board I now repair, 
And seal the sacred contract there. 

6 Here, at that cross, where flows the blood, 
That bought my guilty soul for God 
Thee, my new Master, now! call, 

And consecrate to thee my all. 

7 Do thou assist a feeble worm, 
The great engagement to perform ; 
Thy grace can full assistance lend, 
And on that grace I dare depend. 

HYMN 64. C. M. 

Faith, Hope, and Love. 

1 f | ^HE blest memorials of thy grief, 

JL The sufPrings of thy death, 
We come, dear Saviour, to receive, 
But would receive with faith. 

2 The tokens sent us to relieve 

Our spirits, when they droop, 
We come, dear Saviour, to receive, 
But would receive with hope. 

3 The pledges, thou wast pleas'd to leave, 

Our mournful minds to move, 
We come, dear Saviour, to receive, 
But would receive with love. 

4 Here in obedience to thy word, 

We take the bread and wine ,* 
The utmost we can do, dear Lord, 
For all beyond is thine. 

5 Increase our faith, and hope, and love ; 

Lord give us all that's good : 
We would thy full salvation prove, 
And share thy flesh and blood. 

HYMN 65. L. M. 

Struggling against unbelief. 

1 T3ITY a helpless sinner, Lord, 

JL Who would believe thy gracious word ; 
Who owns his heart, with shame and grief, 
A sink of sin and unbelief. 

2 Lord, in thy house, I read there's room^ 
And vent'ring hard, behold I come ,* 



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But can there, Saviour ! can there be, 
Among the children room for me ? 

3 I eat the bread, and drink the wine : 
But O ! my soul wants more than sign ! 
I faint, unless I feed on thee, 

And drink thy blood as shed for me. 

4 For sinners, Lord, thou cam'st to bleed ; 
And I'm a sinner vile indeed ! 

Lord, I believe thy grace is free ; 
O ! magnify thy grace in one. 

HYMN 66. P. M. 

We celebrate his dying love. 

1 TESUS, once for sinners slain, 

%J From the dead was rais'd again ; 
And in heav'n is now set down 
With his Father on his throne. 

2 There he reigns a King supreme ; 
We shall also reign with him : 
Feeble souls be not dismay'd ; 
Trust in his almighty aid. 

3 He has made an end of sin ; 

And his blood hath wash'd us clean ; 
Fear not ; he is ever near ; 
Now, ev'n now, he's with us here. 

4 Thus assembling, we by faith, 
Till he come, show forth his death ; 
Of his body, bread's the sign : 
And we view his blood in wine. 

5 Saints on earth, with saints above, 
Celebrate his dying love ; 

And let ev'ry ransom'd soul 
Sound his praise from pole to pole. 

HYMN 67. L. M. 

The gospel feast. 

1 TTOW rich are thy provisions, Lord ! 
LX Thy table furnish'd from above ; 
The fruits of life o'erspread the board 
The cup o'erflows with heav'nly love. 

2 Thine ancient family, the Jews, 
Were first invited to the feast : 

We humbly take, what they refuse, 
And Gentiles thy salvation taste. 

3 We are the poor, the blind, the lame, 
And help was far, and death was nigh ! 
But, at the gospel call, we came, 

And ev'ry want receiv'd supply. 

4 From the highway that leads to hell, 
From paths of darkness and despair, 
Lord, we are come with thee to dwell, 
Glad to enjoy thy presence here. 



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5 What shall we pay th' eternal Son, 
That left the heav'n of his abode ; 
And to this wretGhed earth came down, 
To bring his wand'rers back to God ! 

6 It cost him death to save our lives; 
To buy our souls, it cost his own : 
And all the unknown joys he gives, 
Were bought with agonies unknown. 

7 Our everlasting love is due 

To him, that ransom'd sinners lost, 
And pitied rebels, when he knew 
The vast expense his love would cost. 

8 To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise, and glory giv'n, 
By all on earth, and all in heav'n. 

HYMN 68. L. M. 

Not ashamed of Christ crucified. 

1 A T thy command, our dearest Lord, 
J_jL Here we attend thy dying feast; 
Thy blood, like wine, adorns thy board, 
And thine own flesh feeds ev'ry guest. 

2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love, 
And trusts for life in one that died ; 
We hope for heav'nly crowns above, 
From a Redeemer crucified. 

3 Let the vain world pronounce its shame, 
And fling their scandals on the cause ; 
We come to boast our Saviour's name, 
And make our triumphs in his cross. 

4 With joy we tell the scoffing age, 
He, that was dead, has left his tomb, 
He lives above their utmost rage, 
And we are waiting till he come. 

HYMN 69. C. M. 

His Jiesh is meat indeed. 

1 TTERE at thy table, Lord, we meet, 
II To feed on food divine ; 

Thy body is the bread we eat, 
Thy precious blood the wine. 

2 He, that prepares this rich repast, 

Himself comes down and dies; 
And then invites us thus to feast 
Upon the sacrifice. 

3 Here peace and pardon sweetly flow ; 

O what delightful food ! 
We eat the bread, and drink the wine, 
But think on nobler good. 

4 The bitter torment he endur'd, 

Upon th' accursed tree, 



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For me, each welcome guest may say, 

'Twas all sustained for me. 
5 Sure there was never love so free, 

Dear Saviour, so divine : 
Well may'st thou claim that heart of me, 

Which owes so much to thine ! 

HYMN 70. H. M. 

The blood of Christ. 

1 "^S/'E sin-sick souls draw near, 

JL And banquet with your King, 

His royal bounty share, 

And loud hosannas sing : 
Here mercy reigns, here peace abounds, 
Here's blood to heal your dreadful wounds. 

2 He's on a throne of grace, 
And waits to answer pray'r : 
What tho' thy sin and guilt 
Like crimson doth appear ; 

The blood of Christ divinely flows, 
A healing balm for all thy woes. 

3 O wondrous love and grace ! 
Did Jesus die for me ? 
Were all my num'rous debts 
Discharged on Calvary ? 

Yes, Jesus died— the work is done ,• 
He did for all my sins atone. 

4 On earth I'll sing his love, 
In heav'n I too shall join 
The ransom 'd of the Lord, 
In accents all divine ; 

And see my Saviour face to face, 
And ever dwell in his embrace. 

HYMN 71. CM. 

This cup is the Neic Testament in my blood. 

1 f I ^HE promise of my Father's love 

I Shall stand for ever good j 
He said, and gave his soul to death, 
And seal'd the grace with blood. 

2 To this dear cov'nant of thy word, 

I set my worthless name ; 
I seal th' engagement to my Lord, 
And make my humble claim. 

3 The light, and strength, and pard'ning grace, 

And glory, shall be mine ; 
My life and soul, my heart and flesh, 
And all my pow'rs are thine. 

4 I call that legacy my own, 

Which Jesus did bequeath ; 



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'Twas purchas'd with his dying groan, 

And ratified in death. 
5 Sweet is the mem'ry of his nftme, 

Who bless'd us in his will ; 
And to his testament of love, 

Made his own life the seal. 

HYMN 72. L. M. 

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. 

1 /~\ THE sweet wonders of that cross, 

\_s Where God the Saviour lov'd and died I 

Her noblest life my spirit draws 

From his dear wounds, and bleeding side.* 

2 1 would for ever speak his name 
In sounds to mortal ears unknown : 
With angels join to praise the Lamb, 
And worship at his Father's throne. 

3 All hail ! thou great Immanuel, hail I 
Ten thousand blessings on thy name ! 
While thus thy wondrous love we tell, 
Our bosoms feel the sacred flame. 

4 Come, quickly come, immortal King ! 
On earth thy regal honours raise ; 
The full salvation promis'd bring, 
Then ev'ry tongue shall sing thy praise ! 

HYMN 73. L.M. 

Thanksgiving. 

1 f | ^HE food on which thy children live, 

JL Great God, is thine alone to give : 
And we, for grace receiv'd, would raise 
A sacred song of love and praise. 

2 How vast, how full, how rich, how free, 
Dear Jesus, thy rich treasures be ! 

To the full fountain of our jo} 7 s, 
We gladly come for fresh supplies. 

3 For this we wait upon thee, Lord, 
For this we listen to thy word: 
Descend like gentle show'rs of rain, 
Nor let our soul? attend in vain. 

HYMN 74, C. M. 

I Thanksgiving. 

1 T ORD, at thy table 1 behold 
JLi The wonders of thy grace ; 
But most of all admire, that I 

•Should find a welcome place : 

2 I that am all defil'd with sin, 

A rebel to my God ; 
I that have crucified his Son, 
And trampled on his blood ! 

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3 What strange surprising grace is this, 

That such a soul has room ! 
My Saviour tal&s me by the hand, 
My Jesus bids me come. 

4 Eat, O my friends, the Saviour cries, 

The feast was made for you : 
For you I groan'd, and bled, and died, 
And rose, and triumph'd too. 

5 With trembling faith, and bleeding heart, 

Lord, I accept thy love : 
'Tis a rich banquet I have had, 
What will it be above ? 

6 Ye saints below, and hosts of heav'n, 

Join all your praising pow'rs ; 
No theme is like redeeming love, 
No Saviour is like ours. 

7 Had I ten thousand hearts, dear Lord, 

I'd give them all to thee : 
Had I ten thousand tongues, they all 
Should join the harmony. 

8 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,' 

The God, whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. 

HYMN 75. C. M. 

Hosanna. 

1 Q< HOUT and proclaim the Saviour's love, 
O Ye saints, that taste his wine ; 
Join with your kindred saints above, 
. In loud Hosannas join* 
% A thousand glories to our God, 
Who gives such joy as this ; 
Hosanna ! let it sound abroad, 
And reach where Jesus is. 
3 To praise the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit all divine, 
The One in Three, and Three in One, 
Let saints and angels join. 



HYMNS. 

MISCELLANEOUS — TIMES AND SEASONS. 

HYMN 76. C. M. 

Frail life, and succeeding eternity. 

1 FT1HEE we adore, eternal Name ! 

JL And humbly own to thee, 
• How feeble is our mortal frame ; 
What dying worms are we ! 

2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still, 

As months and days increase ; 
And ev'ry beating pulse we tell, 
Leaves the small number less. 

3 The year rolls round, and steals away 

The breath at first it gave ; 
Whate'er we do, where'er we be, 
We're traveling to the grave. 

4 Dangers stand thick thro' all the ground, 

To push us to the tomb ; 
And fierce diseases wait around, 
To hurry mortals home. 

5 Great God ! on what a slender thread 

Hang everlasting things I 
Th' eternal state of all the dead 
Upon life's feeble strings. 

6 Infinite joy" or endless woe * 

Attends on ev'ry breath ; 
And yet how unconcern'd we go 
Upon the brink of death ! 

7 Waken, O Lord, our drowsy sense, 

To walk this dang'rous road ; 
And if our souls are hurried hence, 
May they be found with God. 

HYMN 77. C. M. 

Time is short. 

1 rjHHE time is short ! the season near, 

JL When death will us remove ; 
To leave our friends, however dear, 
And all we fondly love. 

2 The time is short ! sinners beware, 

Nor trifle time away ; 
The word of great salvation hear, 
While it is call'd to day. 

3 The time is short ! ye rebels, now 

To Christ the Lord submit; 
To mercy's golden sceptre bow, 
And fall at Jesus' feet. 



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4 The time is short ! ye saints rejoice ; 

The Lord will quickly come : 
Soon shall ye hear the Bridegroom's voice, 
To call you to your home. 

5 The time is short ! it swiftly flies, 

The hour is just at hand ; 
When we shall mount above the skies, 
And reach the wish'd-for land. 

6 The time is short ! the moment near, 

When we shall dwell above ; 
And be for ever happy there, 
With Jesus, whom w T e love. 

HYMN 78. L. M. 

Eternity. 

1 T^TERNITY! stupendous theme ! 

JlJI Compar'd herewith our life's a dream : 

Eternity ! O awful sound, 

" A deep, where all our thoughts are drown'd!" 

2 Eternity ! the dread abode, 
And habitation of our God ; 
His glory fills the vast expanse, 
Beyond the reach of mortal sense. 

3 But an eternity there is 

Of dreadful woe, or jo3?ful bliss : 
And, swift as time fulfils its round, 
We to eternity are bound. 

4 What countlesafeiillions of mankind 
Have left this fleeting world behind ! 
They're gone ; but where 7 — ah ! pause and see, 
Gone to a long eternity. 

5 Sinner, can'st thou for ever dwell 
In all the fiery deeps of hell ; 

And is death nothing, then, to thee ; 
Death, and a dread eternity ? 

6 Ye gracious souls, with joy look up ; 
In Christ rejoice, your glorious hope ; 
This everlasting bliss secures; 

God and eternity are yours. 

HYMN 79. L. M. 

Eternal life. 

1 TERN AL life ! how sweet the sound 
JL-J To sinners, who deserve to die ! 
Proclaim the bliss the world around, 
And shout the joys, ye worlds, on high. 

2 Eternal life I how will it reign, 

When, mounting from this breathless clod, 
The soul discharge from sin and pain, 
Assends t' enjoy its Father, God ! 



B. I. HYMN LXXX. LXXXI. 



3 Eternal life ! how will it bloom 
In beauty on that blissful day, 

When rescued from th' impris'ning tomb 
A glory clothes our rising clay ! 

4 Eternal life ! O how refin'd 

The joy I the triumph how divine ! 
When saints in body, and in mind, " 
Shall in the Saviour's image shine ! 

5 Holy and heav'nly be that soul, 
Where dwells an hope so high as this ; 
How should we long to reach the goal, 
And seize the prize of endless bliss ! 

HYMN 80. C. P.M. 
Time and eternity. 

1 T O ! on a narrow neck of land, 

I A 'Twixt two unbounded seas I stand, 

Yet how insensible ! 
A point of time, a moment's space, 
Removes me to yon heav'nly place, 
Or — shuts me up in hell. 

2 O God, my inmost soul convert, 
And deeply on my thoughtful heart 

Eternal things impress ; 
Give me to feel their solemn weight, 
And save me ere it be too late ; 

Wake me to righteousness. 

3 Before me place, in bright array, 
The pomp of that tremendous day, 

When thou with clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at the bar : 
And tell me. Lord, shall I be there, 

To meet a joyful doom ] 

4 Be this my one great bus'ness here,- 
With holy trembling, holy fear, 

To make my calling sure ! 
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil, 
And suffer all thy righteous will, 

And'to the end endure ? 

5 Then Saviour, then my soul receive, 
Transported from this vale, to live 

And reign with thee above ; 
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope in full supreme delight 

And everlasting love. 

HYMN 81. L. M. 

The Seasons. 

1 f I iHYprovidence, great God, we praise 
JL How good and great are all thv way 

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HYMN LXXXII. LXXXIIL B. T. 



Thy bounty crowns our passing years, 
And dissipates our anxious fears. 

2 Thy promise stands for ever fast, 

While sun, and moon, and earth shall last ; 

The laws ol seasons shall endure, 

Till time and stars are known no more. 

3 Summer and winter, cold and heat, 
And night and day in order meet ; 
Seed-time and harvest, each succeed, 
To prove thy love— supply our need. 

4 When years are past, and seasons o'er, 
We still shall prove thy cov'nant sure ,* 
And in the shining realms of bliss, 
Adore thy goodness and thy grace. 

HYMN 82. C. M. 

Summer — a?z harvest song. 

1 f | lO praise the ever bounteous Lord, 

JL My soul wake all thy pow'rs : 
He calls, and at his voice come forth 
The smiling harvest-hours. 

2 His cov'nant with the earth he keeps ; 

My tongue his goodness sing ; 
Summer and winter know their time, 
His harvest crowns the spring. 

3 Well pleas'd the toiling swains behold 

The waving yellow crop ; 
With joy they bear the sheaves away, 
And sovv again in hope. 

4 Thus teach me, gracious God, to sow 

The seeds of righteousness ; 
Smile on my soul, and with thy beams 
The rip'ning harvest bless. 

5 Then in thelast great harvest, I 

Shall reap a glorious crop ; 
The harvest shall by far exceed 
What I have sow'd in hope, 

HYMN 83. C. M. 

Winter. 

1 O TERN winter throws his icy chains, 
^ Encircling nature round ; 

How bleak, how comfortless the plains, 
Late with gay verdure crown'd ! 

2 The sun withdraws his vital beams, 

And light, and warmth depart ; 
And drooping lifeless nature seems 
An emblem of my heart. 

3 My heart, where mental winter reigns. 

In night's dark mantle clad, 
Confin'd in cold inactive chains. 
How desolate and sad ! 



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4 Return, O blissful Sun, and bring 

Thy soul reviving ray ; 
This mental winter shall be spring, 
This darkness, cheerful day. 

5 O happy state, divine abode, 

Where spring eternal reigns ; 
And perfect day, the smile of God, 
Fills all the heav'nly plains ! 

6 Great Source of light, thy beams display, 

My drooping joys restore, 
And guide me to the seats of day, 
Where winter frowns no more. 

HYMN 84. L. M. 

The seasons crowned with goodness. 

1 "INTERNAL Source ofev'ry joy ! 

Ji-J Thy praise shall ev'ry voice employ, 
W r hile in thy temple we appear 
To hail thee, Sov 'reign of the year. 

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, 

Thy band supports and guides the whole ; 
The sun is taught by thee to rise, 
And darkness when to veil the skies. 

3 The flow'ry spring at thy Command, 
Perfumes the air, and paints the land ; 
The summer rays with vigour shine, 
To raise the corn and cheer the vine, 

4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours 
Thro' all our coasts redundant stores ; 
While winters, soften'd by thy care, 
No face of want or horror wear. 

5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days 
Demand successive songs of praise ; 

And be the grateful homage paid, 
With morning light, and ev'ning shade. 

6 Here in thy house let incense rise, 
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes ; 
Till to those brighter courts we soar, 
Where days and years revolve no more. 

HYMN 85. L.M. 

New- Year. 

1 OD of our lives, thy constant care, 

V.X With blessings crowns each op'ning year 
Our guilty lives thou dost prolong, 
And wake anew our annual song. 

2 How many precious souls are fled 
To the vast regions of the dead, 
Since from this day the changing sun 
Thro' his last yearly period run ! 



284 HYMN LXXXVI. LXXXVII. B. I. 



3 Our breath is thine, eternal God ; 
'Tis thine to fix our soul's abode ; 
We hold our lives from thee alone, 
On earth, or in the world unknown. 

4 To thee our spirits we resign ; 

Make them and own them still as thine ; 
So shall they smile secure from fear, 
Tho' death should blast the rising- year. 
HYMN 86. L. M. 

* New- Year, 

1 T3LEST be th' Eternal Infinite ! 

JD Whose skill conducts this rolling sphere f 
Who rules our day, who guards our night, 
And guides the swift, revolving }^ear ! 

2 Our race are falling ev'ry hour, 
While we distinguish'd yet appear ; 
'Tis of thy matchless love and pow'r, 
That we are spar'd another year. 

3 O ! for a sweet refreshing time ; 
Saviour ! thy people wish thee near : 
Come, and our joys shall be sublime, 
While we begin another year. 

4 May thy good spirit be our guide, 
While thus we stay as pilgrims here ; 
Nor let us from our God backslide, 
As we have done the former year. 

5 Strengthen our faith, increase our love : 
Fill us with godly, filial fear ; 

And to thy waiting children prove 
Thy grace thro' ev'ry fleeting year. 

6 This truth impress on ev'ry soul. 
That vast eternity is near ; 

That time's swift moments onward roll, 
To bring the last, the closing year. 

7 When nature in a blaze shall die, 
Or death conclude our being here ; i 
Then to our Jesus may we fly, 

To spend a never ending-year. 

HYMN 87. H. M. 

New- Year. 

1 i^i REAT God, we sing that mighty hand, 
VJT By which supported, still we stand ; 
The op'ning year thy mercy shows ; 

Let mercy crown it till it close, 

2 By day, by night, at home, abroad, 
Still we are guarded by our God ; 
By his incessant bounty fed, 

By his unerring counselled. 

3 With grateful hearts the past we own i 
The future, all to us unknown, 



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285 



We to thy guardian care commit. 
And peaceful leave before thy feet. 

4 In scenes exalted or depress'd, 

Be thou our joy, and thou our rest ; 
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, 
Ador'd thro' all our changing days. 

5 When death shall interrupt our songs, 
And silence these our mortal tongues, 
Oar helper, God, in whom we trust, 
In better worlds, our souls shall boast. 

HYMN 88. C. M. 

The birth of Christ. 

1 A WAKE, awake the sacred song 
JTjL To our incarnate Lord ; 

Let ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue 
Adore th' eternal word. 

2 Sinners awake, with angels join, 

And chant the solemn lay ; 
Joy, love, and gratitude combine, 
To hail th' auspicious day. 

3 Then shone almighty pow'r and love 

In all their glorious forms ; 
When Jesus leit his throne above, 
To dwell with sintul worms. 

4 Adoring angels turn'd their songs 

To hail the joyful day ; 
With rapture then, let mortal tongues 
Their grateful worship pay. 

5 Hail, Prince of life, for ever hail ! 

Redeemer, Brother, Friend ! 
Tho' earth, and time, and life should fail, 
Thy praise shall never end. 

HYMN 89. P. M. 

The Resurrection of Christ. 

1 /CHRIST, the Lord, is ris'n to-day, 
V-7 Sons of men and angels say ; 
Raise your joys and triumphs high, 
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply. 

2 Love's redeeming work is done, 
Fought the fight, the battle won : 
Lo ! the sun's eclipse is o'er. 

Lo ! he sets in blood no more. 

3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, 
Christ has burst the gate of hell ; 
Death in vain forbids hifvrise, 
Christ hath open'd Paradise. 

4 Lives again our glorious King ! 

" Where, O death, is now thy sting'?" 

Once he died our souls to save : 

* ( Where's thy vict'ry, boasting grave T" 



286 HYMN XC. XCI. 



5 Hail the Lord of earth and heav'n ! 
Praise to thee by both be giv'n ! 
Thee we greet triumphant now, 
Hail ! the resurrection — Thou. 

HYMN 90. H. M. 

The Ascension and Kingdom of Christ. 

REJOICE, the Lord is King, 
Th' ascended King adore ; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing 
And triumph evermore ! 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice, 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

2 Rejoice, the Saviour reigns, 
The God of truth and love : 
When he had purg'd our stains, 
He took his seat above : 

Lift up the heart, lift up the voice, 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

3 His kingdom cannot tail, 

He rules o'er earth and heav'n ; 
The keys of death and hell 
Are to our Jesus giv'n : 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice, 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

4 Rejoice in glorious hope ; 
Jesus the Judge shall come, 
And take his servants up 
To their eternal home : 

We soon shall hear the Archangel's voice, 
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice. 
HYMN 91. C. P. M. 

The out-pouring of the Spirit. 

1 TTtTHEN the blest day of Pentecost 

?' v Was fully come ; the Holy Ghost 

Descended from above, 
Sent by the Father and the Son : 
The Sender and the Sent are one, 

The Lord of life and love. 

2 But were the first disciples blest 

With heav'n ly gifts ] And shall the rest 

Be pass'd unheeded by ? 
What I Has the Holy Ghost forgot 
To quicken souls, that Christ has bought ; 

And let them lifeless lie ? 

3 No, thou almighty Paraclete f 

Thou shedd'st thy heav'nly influ'nce yet 

Thou visit'st sinners still : 
Thy breath of life, thy quick'ning flame, 
Thy pow'r, thy Godhead, still the same, 

We own ; because we feel. 



HMYN XCII. XCII1. 



287 



HYMN 92. S. M. 

A Morning Hymn. 

1 OEE how the mounting sun 

Pursues his shining way ; 
And wide proclaims his Maker's praise, 
With ev'ry bright'ning ray. 

2 Thus would my rising sou] 
Her heav'nly Parent sing ; 

And to her great Original, 

Her humbler tribute bring. 

3 Serene I laid me down 
Beneath his guardian care ; 

I slept, and I awoke, and found 
My kind Preserver near ! 

4 Thus doth thine arm support 
This weak defenceless frame ; 

But whence such favours, Lord, tome, 
All worthless as I am ? 

5 O ! how shall I repay 
The bounties of my God 7 

This feeble spirit pants beneath 
The pleasing, painful load. 

6 Dear Saviour, to thy cross 
I bring my sacrifice ; 

Cleans'dby thy blood, it shall ascend 
With fragrance to the skies. 

7 My life I would anew 
Devote, O Lord, to thee ; 

And in thy service wish to spend 
A long eternity. 

HYMN 93. C. M. 

A morning song. 

1 f~XNCE more, my soul, the rising day 

Salutes thy waking eyes ; 
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay 
To him, that rules the skies. 

2 Night unto night his name repeats, 

The day renews the sound ; 
Wide, as the heav'n, on which he sits, 
To turn the seasons round. 

3 'Tis he supports my mortal frame ; 

My tongue shall speak his praise : 
My sins would rouse his wratn to flame, 
And yet his wrath delays. 

4 On a poor worm thy pow'r might tread, 

And I could ne'er withstand ; 
Thy justice might have crush'd me dead, 
But mercy held thine hand. 

5 A thousand wretched souls are fled 

Since the last setting sun, 



288 HYMN XCIV. XCV. XCVI. £. I. 



And yet thou length'nest out my thread, 
And yet my moments run. 
€ Great God, let all my hours be thine, 
Whilst 1 enjoy the light ; 
Then shall my sun in smiles decline, 
And bring a pleasant night. 

HYMN 94. L. M. 

An evening hymn. 
1 f~^\ REAT God, to thee my ev'ning song 
\Ji~ With humble gratitude I raise ; 

let thy mercy tune my tongue, 
And fill my heart with lively praise ! 

'2 My days unclouded as they pass, 
And ev'ry gentle rolling hour, 
Are monuments of wondrous grace, 
And witness to thy love and pow'r. 

3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart, 
Too oft regardless of thy love, 
Ungrateful can from thee depart, 

And, fond of trifles, vainly rove. 

4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood 
Of Jesus : his dear name alone 

1 plead for pardon, gracious God, 
And kind acceptance at thy throne. 

5 Let this blest hope mine eyelids close, 
With sleep refresh my feeble frame ; 
Safe in thy care may I repose, 

And wake with praises to thy name. 
HYMN 95. CM. 

An evening song. 

1 TVTOW from the altar of our hearts 

Let flames of love arise ; 
Assist us, Lord, to offer up 
Our ev'ning sacrifice. 

2 Minutes and mercies multipli'd, 

Have made up all this day ; 
Minutes came quick, but mercies were 
More swift and free than -they. 

3 New time, new favour, and new joys, 

Do a new song require : 
Till we shall praise thee, as we would, 
Accept our heart's desire. 

4 Lord of our days, whose hand hath set 

New time upon our score ; 
Thee may we praise for all our time, 
When time shall be no more. 

HYMN 96. C. M. 

For Morning and Evening. 
1 T TPS ANN A, with a cheerful sound, 
jTX To God's upholding hand I 



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289 



Ten thousand snares attend us round, 
And yet secure we stand. 

2 That was a most amazing pow'r, 

That rais'd us with a word, 
And ev'ry day, and ev'ry hour 
We lean upon the Lord. 

3 The evening rests our weary head, 

And angels guard the room ; 
We wake, and we admire the bed, 
That was not made our tomb. 

4 The rising morning can't assure 

That we shall end the day ; 
For death stands ready at the door 
To take our lives away. 

5 Our breath is forfeited by sin, 

To God's avenging law ; 
We own thy grace, immortal King ! 
In ev'ry gasp we draw. 

6 God is our sun, whose daily light 

Our joy and safety brings; 
Our feeble flesh lies safe at night, 
Beneath his shady wings. 

HYMN 97. S. M. 

Lord's day morning, 

1 TTTTELCOME sweet day of rest 

V V That saw the Lord arise ; 
Welcome to this reviving breast, 
And these rejoicing eyes ! 

2 The King himself comes near, 
And feasts his saints to-day ; 

Here we may sit, and see him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 

3 One day amidst the place, 
Where my Great God hath been, 

Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Of pleasurable sin. 

4 My willing soul would stay 
In such a frame as this ; 

And sing, and bear herself away 
To everlasting bliss. 

HYMN 98. C. M. 

Lords day evening. 

1 TjIREQUENT the day of God returns 
F To shed its quick'ning beams ; 
And yet how slow devotion burns ! 

How languid are its flames ! 

2 Accept our faint attempts to love, 

Our frailties, Lord, forgive : 
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HYMN XCIX. C. 



B,L 



We would be like thy saints above, 
And praise thee while we live. 

3 Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope. 

And fit us to ascend, 
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up, 
The sabbath ne'er shall end ; 

4 There we shall breathe in heav'nly air, 

With heav'nly lustre shine ; 
Before the throne of God appear, 
And feast on love divine. 

HYMN 99. S. M. 

The gospel Ministry. 

1 T TOW beauteous are their feet, 
11 Who stand on Zion's hill ; 

Who bring salvation on their tongues, 
And words of peace reveal ! 

2 How charming is their voice * 
How sweet the tidings are ! 

"Zion, behold thy Saviour King, 

" He reigns and triumphs here." 

3 How happy are our ears, 
That hear this joyful sound ; 

Which kings and prophets waited for, 
And sought, but never found ! 

4 How blessed are our eyes, 
That see this heav'nly light ! 

Prophets and kings desir'd it long, 
But died without the sight. 

5 The watchmen join their voice, 
And tuneful notes employ ; 

Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deserts learn the joy. 

6 The Lord makes bare his arm 
Thro' all the earth abroad ; 

Let ev'ry nation now behold 

Their Saviour and their God. 

HYMN 100. H. M. 

At the forming of a Church, 
1 f^i REAT Father of mankind, 
vJT We bless that wondrous grace, 

Which could for Gentiles find 

Within thy courts a place ; 
How kind the care our God displays, 
For us to raise a house of prayer ! 
2 Tho' once estranged far, 

We now approach the throne ; 

For Jesus brings us near, 

And makes our cause his own : 
Strangers no more, to thee we come, 
And find our home, and rest secure. 



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291 



3 To thee our souls we join, 
And love thy sacred name ; 
No more our own, but thine, 
We triumph in thy claim : 

Our Father King, thy cov'nant grace 
Our souls embrace, thy titles sing. 

4 Here in thy house we feast 
On dainties all divine ; 

And while such sweets we taste, 

With joy our faces shine : 
Incense shall rise from flames of love, 
And God approve the sacrifice. 

5 May all the nations throng 
To worship in thy house ; 
And thou attend the song, 
And smile upon their vows : 

Indulgent still, till earth conspire 
To join the choir on Ziorfs hill. 

HYxMNiOi. H.M. 

On opening a place of Worship. 

1 TN sweet exalted strains 

A The King ol glory praise ; 

O'er heav'n and earth he reigns, 

Thro' everlasting days : 
He, with a nod, the world controls, 
Sustains or sinks the distant poles. 

2 To earth he bends his throne, 
His throne of grace divine ; 
Wide is his bounty known, 
And wide his glories shine : 

Fair Salem, still his chosen rest, 

Is with his smiles and presence blest. 

3 Then, King of glory, come, 
And with thy favour crown 
This temple as thy dome, 
This people as thine own : 

Beneath this roof, O ! deign to show, 
How God can dwell with men below. 

4 Here may thine ears attend 
Our interceding cries ; 
And grateful praise ascend 
All fragrant to the skies ; 

Here may thy word melodious sound, 
And spread the joys of heav'n around. 

5 Here, may th' attentive throng 
Imbibe thy truth and love ; 
And converts join the song 

Of Seraphim above ; 
And willing crowds surround thy board 
With sacred joy, and sweet accord. 



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6 Here, may our unborn sons 

And daughters sound thy praise ; 

And, shine like polish'd stones, 

Thro' long succeeding days ; 
Here, Lord, display thy saving pow'r, 
While temples stand and men adore. 

HYMN 102. L. M. 

At the ordination of a Minister. 

1 QHEPHERD of Israel, thou dost keep 
£3 With constant care, thy humble sheep : 
By thee inferior pastors rise, 

To feed our souls, and bless our eyes. 

2 To all thy churches such impart, 
Prepar'd according to thy heart ; 
Whose courage, watchfulness, and love, 
Men may attest, and God approve. 

3 Fed by their active, tender care, 
Healthful may all thy sheep appear : 
And, by their fair example led, 
The way to Zion's pastures tread ! 

4 Here, hast thou listen'd to our vows, 
And scatter'd blessings on thy house ; 
Thy saints are succour'd, and no more 
As sheep without a guide deplore. 

5 Completely heal each former stroke, 
And bless the shepherd and the flock ; 
Confirm the hopes thy mercies raise, 
And own this tribute of our praise. 

HYMN 103. C. M. 

Praise to God for sending a Gospel Minister. 

1 f I thy great name, O Prince of peace, 

JL Our grateful songs we raise : 
Accept, thou Sun of righteousness, 
The tribute of our praise. 

2 In widow'd state these walls no more 

Their mourning weeds shall wear ; 
Thy messenger shall joy restore, 
Andev'ry loss repair. 

3 Thy providence our souls admire, 

With joy its windings trace ; 
And shout with one united choir 
The triumphs of thy grace. 

4 Our happy union, Lord, maintain, 

Here let thy presence dwell ; 
And thousands loos'd from Satan's chain, 
Raise from the brink of hell. 

5 Distressed churches pity, Lord, 

Their dismal breaches close ; 
Their sons unite in sweet accord, 
And troubled minds compose.. 



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293 



6 In all be purity main tain 'd, 
Peace like a river flow ; 
And pious zeal, and love unfeign'd, 
In every bosom glow, 

HYMN 104. C. M. 

Prayer for Missionaries. 

1 REAT God, the nations of the earth 
\J Are by creation thine ; 

And in thy works, by all beheld, 
Thy radiant glories shine. 

2 But, Lord, thy greater love has sent 

Thy gospel to mankind ; 
Unveiling what, rich stores of grace 
Are treasur'd in thy mind. 

3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread 

The spacious earth around ; 
Till ev'ry tribe, and ev'ry soul 
Shall hear the joyful sound ? 

4 O ! when shall AJric's sable sons 

Enjoy the heav'nly word, 
And vassals long enslav'd become 
The freemen of the Lord ? 

5 When shall th' untutor'd Heathen tribes, 

A dark bewilder'd race, 
Sit down at our TmmanueVs feet, 
And learn and see his grace ? 

6 Haste, sovereign mercy, and transform 

Their cruelty to love : 
Soften the tiger to a lamb, 
The vulture to a dove ! 

7 Smile, Lord on ev'ry effort made 

To spread the gospel's rays ; 
And build on sin's demolish'd thrones 
The temples of thy praise ! 

HYMN 105, L. M. 

On a Fast day for the revival of religion. 

1 T" OOK down, O God, with pitying eye, 
JLi See Adam's race in ruin lie ,• «. 
Sin spreads its trophies o'er the ground, 
And scatters slaughter'd heaps around. 

2 And can these mould'ring corpses live ? 
And can these dead, dry bones revive? 
That, mighty God, to thee is known ! 
That wondrous work is all thine own, 

3 Thy ministers are sent in vain 
To prophesy upon the slain ; 

In vain they call, in vain they cry, 
Till thine almighty aid is nigh* - f 
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HYMN CVL CVIL 



4 O let thy Spirit Gome and breathe 
New life thro' all the realms of death ! 
Dry bones shall then obey thy voice, 
Shall move, shall waken, and rejoice. 

5 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow, 
Let all the isles their Saviour know : 
O ! call the nations from afar ; 

Make earth's remotest ends draw near. 

6 Then shall each age and rank agree, 
To raise their shouts of praise to thee ; 

The Church will know, while loud she sings, 
That in her God are all her springs. 
HYMN 106, L. M. 

On a national Fast in war. 

1 T'lTTHILE o'er our guilty land, O Lord, 

V ¥ We view the terrors of the sword ; 
O ! whither shall the helpless fly ? 
To whom, but thee, direct their cry 1 

2 The sufPring- sinner's cries and tears 
Are grown familiar to thine ears : 
Oft has thy me i cy sent relief, 
When all was fear and hopeless grief. 

3 On thee, our Guardian God, we call ; 
Before thy throne of grace we fall ; 
And is there no deliv'rance there 1 
And must we perish in despair ? 

4 See, we repent, we weep, we mourn, 
To our forsaken God we turn ; 

O ! spare our guilty country, spare 

The church, which thou hast planted here. 

5 We plead thy grace, indulgent God, 
We plead thy Son's atoning blood, 
We plead thy gracious promises ; 
And are they unavailing pleas 1 

6 These pleas, presented at thy throne, 
Have brought ten thousand blessings down 
On guilty lands in helpless woe ; 

Let them prevail to save us too ! 

HYMN 107. L. M. 

For a public Fast in war^ 'praying for peace. 

1 TTCT'AR, horrid war, deep stain'd in blood ? 

v V Still pours its havoc thro' our land ; 
Almighty God, restrain the flood ; 
Say ■ His enough," and stay thine hand. 

2 Let peace descend with balmy wing, 
And all her blessings round us shed ; 
Our liberties be well secur'd, 

And commerce lift its fainting head. 

3 Let the loud cannon cease to roar, 
The warlike trump no longer sound ; 



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HYMN CVIII. CIX 



295 



The din of arms be heard no more, 
Nor human blood pollute the ground. 

4 Let hostile troops drop from their hands 
The useless sword the glitt'ring spear ; 
And join in friendship's sacred bands, 
Nor one dissentient voice be there. 

5 Thus save, O Lord, a sinking land ; 
Millions of tongues shall then adore, 
Resound the honours of thy name, 

And spread thy praise from shore to shore* 
HYMN 108. C. M. 
On a public FaU during national Judgments* 

1 ^EE, gracious Lord, before thy throne, 

Thy mourning people bend I 
'Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone, 
Our humble hopes depend. 

2 Tremendous judgments from thy hand 

Thy dreadful pow'r display ; 
Yet mercy spares this guilty land, 
And still we live to pray. 

3 How chang'd, alas ! For truths divine 

See error, guilt and shame ! 
What impious numbers, bold in sin, 
Disgrace the Christian name ! 

4 O ! turn us, turn us, mighty Lord, 

By thy resistless grace ; 
Then shall our hearts obey thy word, 
And humbly seek thy face. 

5 Then, should insulting foes invade. 

We shall not sink in fear ; 
Secure of never-failing aid, 
Since God, our God, is near. 

HYMN 109. C. M. 

On a Fast day during- pestilence or general sickness. 

1 I^EATH, with his dread commission seal'd, 
\J Now hastens to his arms ; 

In awful state he takes the field, 
And sounds his dire alarms. 

2 Attendant plagues around him throng, 

And wait his high command ; 
And pains, and dying groans obey 
The signal of his hand. 

3 With cruel force he scatters round 

His shafts of deadly pow*r ; 
While the grave waits his destined prey 
Impatient to devour. 

4 Diseases are thy servants, Lord, 

They come at thy command : 
We'll not attempt a murm'ring word,. 
Against thy chast'ning hand, 



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5 Yet, may we plead with humble cries, 

Remove thy sharp rebukes : 
Our strength consumes, our spirit dies, 
Thro' thy repeated strokes. 

6 In anger, Lord, rebuke us not, 

Withdraw these dreadful storms : 
Nor let thy fury grow so hot, 
Against poor feeble worms. 

7 O ! hear when dust and ashes speak, 

And pity arl our pain ; 
O ! save us, for thy mercy's sake, 
And send us health again ! 

HYMN 110. CM. 

Thanksgiving for victory. 

1 rpO thee, who reign'st supreme above, 

JL And reign'st supreme below, 
Tbou God of wisdom, pow'r, and love, 
We our successes owe. 

2 The thund'ring horse, the martial band 

Without thine aid were vain; 
And vict'ry flies at thy command 
To crown the bright campaign. 

3 Thy mighty arm, unseen, was high, 

When we our foes assail'd ; 
'Tis thcu hast rais'd our honours high, 
And o'er their hosts prevaii'd. 

4 Their mounds, their camps, their lofty tow'rs 

Into our hands are giv'n ; 
Not from desert, nor strength of ours, 
But thro' the grace of heav'n. 

5 The Lord of hosts, our helper lives ; 

His name be ever blest : 
'Tis his own arm the vict'ry gives ; 
He grants his people rest. 

HYMN in. L. M. 

Thanksgiving for national Peace. 

1 REAT Ruler of the earth and skies, 
vJ A word of thine almighty breath 
Can sink the world, or bid it rise : 

Thy smile is life, thy frown is death. 

2 When angry nations rush to arras, 
And rage, and noise, and tumult reign ; 
And war resounds its dire alarms, 

And slaughter spreads the hostile plain ; 

3 Thy sovereign eye looks calmly down, 

And marks their course, and bounds their pow'r : 
Thy word the angry nations own 
And noise and war are heard no more. 

4 Then peace returns with balmy wing, 
Sweet peace ! with her what blessings fled £ 



HYMN CXII. CXIII. 



297 



Glad plenty laughs, the vallies sing, 
Reviving commerce lifts her head. 

5 Thou good, and wise, and righteous Lord, 
All move subservient to thy will ; 

And peace and war await thy word, 
And thy sublime decrees fulfil. 

6 To thee we pay- our grateful songs, 
Thy kind protection still implore ; 

O may our hearts, and lives, and tongues, 
Confess thy goodness and adore ! 

HYMN 112. C. M. 

Thanksgiving for Health after Pestilence* 

1 QOV'REIGN of life, we own thy hand 
£3 In this late chastening stroke ; 
And, since we've smarted by thy rod, 

Thy presence we invoke. 

2 To thee in our distress we cri'd, 

And thou hast bow'd thine ear; 
The pestilence thou hast remov'd, 
And brought deliverance near. 

3 Unfold, ye gates of righteousness ; 

That, with the pious throng, 
We may record our solemn vows, 
And tune our grateful song. 

4 Praise to the Lord, who staid the sword 

And said, " it is enough 
Praise to the Lord, who makes his saints 
Triumphant e'en in death. 

5 Our God, in thine appointed hour, 

Those heav'nly gates display, 
Where pain, and sickness, fear and death 
For ever flee away. 

6 There, while the nations of the bless'd, 

With raptures bow around, 
Our anthems to deliv'ring grace, 
In sweeter strains shall sound. 

HYMN 113. C. M. 

Complaint and hope in Sickness, 

1 T ORD, I am pain'd ; but I resign 
JLi My body to thy will : 

'Tis grace, 'tis wisdom all divine, 
Appoints the pains I feel. 

2 Dark are thy ways of providence, 

While they, who love thee, groan : 
Thy reasons lie conceal'd from sense. 
Mysterious and unknown. 

3 Yet nature may have leave to speak, 

And plead before her God, 
Lest the o'erburden'd heart should break 
Beneath thy heavy rod. 



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4 These mournful groans and flowing tears, 

Give my poor spirit ease : 
While ev'ry groan my Father hears, 
And ev'ry tear he sees. 

5 Is not some smiling hour at hand 

With health upon its wings ? 
Give it, O God, thy swift command, 
With all the joys it brings. 

HYMN 114. C. M. 

Praise for recovery from sickness. 

1 1VTY God, thy service well demands 
Xt A The remnant of my days ; 
Why was this fleeting breath renew'd, 

But to renew thy praise T 

2 Thine arms of everlasting love 

Did this weak frame sustain ; 
When life was hov'ring o'er the grave, 
And nature sunk with pain. 

3 Calmly I bow'd my fainting head 

On thy dear faithful breast ; 
Pleas'd to obey my Father's call 
To his eternal rest. 

4 Into thy hands, my Saviour God, 

Did I my soul resign : 
In firm dependence on that truth, 
Which made salvation mine. 

5 Back from the borders of the grave, 

At thy command I come : 
Nor will I urge a speedier flight, 
To my celestial home. 

6 Where thou determin'st mine abode, 

There would I choose to be ; 
For in thy presence death is life, 
And earth is heav'n with thee. 

HYMN 115. S.M. 
Charity. 

1 FTHHY bounties, gracious Lord, 

JL With gratitude we own : 
We bless thy providential grace, 

Which show'rs its blessings down. 

2 With joy the people bring 
Their off' rings round thy throne ,• 

With thankful souls behold we pay 
A tribute of thy own. 

3 Accept this humble mite, 
Great Sov'reign Lord of all ; 

Nor let our num'rous mingling sins 
The fragrant ointment spoil. 

4 Let a Redeemer's blood 
Diffuse its virtues wide ; 



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Hallow and cleanse our ev'ry gift. 
And all our follies hide. 

5 O may this sacrifice 

To thee the Lord ascend, 
An odour of a sweet perfume, 
Presented by his hand. 

6 Well pleas'd our God shall view 
The products of his grace ; 

And in a plentiful reward 
Fulfil his promises. 

HYMN lie. L. M. 

Charity. 

1 rTIHE gold and silver are the Lord's, 

_L And ev'ry blessing earth affords ,* 
All come from his propitious hand, 
And must return at his command. 

2 The blessings which 1 now enjoy, 

I must for Christ and souls employ ; 
For if I use them as my own, 
My Lord will soon call in his loan* 

3 When I to him in want apply, 
He never does my suit deny ; 
And shall 1 then refuse to give, 
Since I so much from him receive ? 

4 Shall Jesus leave the realms of day? 
And clothe himself in humble clay 1 
Shall he become despis'd and poor, 
To make me rich for evermore 7 

5 And shall I wickedly withhold, 
To give my silver and my gold 1 
To aid a cause my soul approves, 
And save the sinners Jesus loves ? 

6 Expand my heart—incline me, Lord, 
To give the whole I can afford ; 
That, what thy bounty renders mine, 
I may with cheerful hands resign. 

HYMN 117. L. M. 

CKarity. 

1 T"T7"HEN Jesus dwelt in mortal clay, 

V V What were his works from day to day. 
But miracles of pow'r and grace, 
That spread salvation thro' our race 1 

2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view 
Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ; 
Let alms bestow'd, let kindness done 
Be witness'd by each rolling sun. 

3 That man may breathe, but never lives, 
Who much receives, but nothing gives, 

W hom none can love, whom none can thank j 
Creation's blot, creation's blank : 



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4 But he, who marks from day to day, 
In gen'rous acts his radient way, 
Treads the same path his Saviour trod, 
The path to glory and to God. 

HYMN 118. C. M. 

Charity. 

1 T ESUS, my Lord, how rich thy Grace I 
%J Thy bounties how complete ! 

How shall I count the matchless sum ? 
How pay the mighty debt ? 

2 High on a throne of radient light 

Dost thou exalted shine ; 
What can my poverty bestow, 
When all the worlds are thine ] 

3 But thou has brethren here below. 

The partners of thy grace ; 
And wilt confess their humble names 
Before thy Father's face. 

4 In them thou may'st be cloth'd and fed, 

And visited and cheer'd : 
And in their accents of distress, 
My Saviour's voice is heard. 

5 Thy face, with rev'rence and with love, 

We in thy poor would see ; 
O let us rather beg our bread 
Than keep it back from thee ! 

HYxMNii9. L.M. 

Charity. 

1 WHAT stupendous mercy shines 
\J Around the majesty of heav'n ! 
Rebels he deigns to call his sons, 
Their souls renew'd their sins forgiv'n. 

2 Go, imitate the grace divine, 
The grace that blazes like a sun ; 
Hold forth your fair, tho' feeble light, 
Thro' all your lives let mercy run. 

3 Upon your bounty's willing wings, 
Swift fly your gifts and charity ; 
The hungry feed, the naked clothe, 
To pain and sickness help apply. 

4 Pity the weeping widow's woe, 
And be her counsellor and stay ; 
Adopt the fatherless, and smooth 
To useful, happy life, his way. 

5 Let age, with want and weakness bow'd, 
Your bowels of compassion move : 

Let e'en your enemies, be bless'd, 
Their hatred recompens'd with love. 

6 When all is done renounce your deeds, 
Renounce self-righteousness with scorn 



HYMN CXX. CXXI. 



Thus will you glorify your God, 
And thus the Christian name adorn. 
HYMN 120. CM. 

Charity. 

1 XT^ATHER of mercies send thy grace, 
J? All pow'rful from above, 
To form, in our obedient souls, 

The image of thy love. 

2 O may our sympathizing breasts 

The generous pleasure know, 
Kindly to share in others' joy, 
And weep for others' woe ! 

3 Not like the Levite and the Priest, 

Who saw with hearts of stone, 
Their neighbour groaning in distress, 
And left him still alone. 

4 When the most helpless sons of grief 

In sorrows low are laid ; 
Soft be our hearts, their pains to feel, 
And swift our hands to aid. 

5 So Jesus look'd on dying man, 

When thron'd above the skies ; 
And, midst th' embraces of his God, 
He felt compassion rise. 

6 On wings of love the Saviour flew 

To raise us from the ground ; 
And shed the richest of his blood, 
A balm for ev'ry wound. 

HYMN 121. CM. 

Charity. 

1 T3LEST is the man whose heart expand 
J3 At melting pity's call ; 

And the rich blessings of whose hands, 
Like heav'nly manna fall. 

2 Mercy descending from above, 

In softest accents pleads ; 
O may each tender bosom move, 
When mercy intercedes ! 

3 Be ours the bliss in wisdom's way 

To guide untutor'd youth ,• 
And lead the mind, that went astray, 
To virtue and to truth. 

4 Children our kind protection claim, 

And God will well approve, 
When infants learn to lisp his name, 
And their Creator love. 

5 Delightful work, young souls to win, 

And turn the rising race 
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302 HYMN CXXII. CXXIII. B. 



From the deceitful paths of sin, 
To seek redeeming grace. 
6 Almighty God, thy influ'nce shed 
To aid this good design ; 
The honours of thy name be spread, 
And all thy glory shine. 

HYMN 122. P. M. 

Charity. 

1 TVTOW let our hearts conspire to raise 
jL ^1 A cheerful anthem to his praise, 
Who reigns enthron'd above : 

Let music, sweet as incense, rise, 
With grateful odours to the skies ; 
The work of joy and love. 

2 How many children, Lord, we see 
In ignorance and misery, 

Unprincipled, untaught ! 
Shall they continue still to lie 
In ignorance and misery ? 

We cannot bear the thought. 

3 We feel a sympathizing heart : 
Lord, 'tis a pleasure to impart, 

To thee thine own we give : 
Hear thou our cry, and pitying see ; 
O let these children live to thee ! 

O let these children live ! 

HYMN 123. CM. 

Funeral Hymn. — Death dreadful, or delightful. 

1 T^EATH ! 'tis a melancholy day 
JL/ To those that have no God ; 
W 7 hen the poor soul is forc'd away 

To seek her last abode. 

2 In vain to heav'n she lifts her eyes; 

But guilt, a heavy chain, 
Still drags her downward from the skies, 
To darkness, fire and pain. 

3 Awake and mourn, ye heirs of hell, 

Ye stubborn sinners fear ! 
Lest ye be driv'n from earth, and dwell 
A long forever there. 

4 See how the pit gapes wide for you, 

And flashes in your face ; 
And thou, my soul, look downward too, 
And sing recov'ring grace. 
6 He is a God of sov'reign love, 
That promis'd heav'n to me ! 
And taught my thoughts to soar above, 
Where happy spirits be. 
6 Prepare me, Lord, for thy right hand, 
Then come the joyful day ; 



B. I. HYMN CXXIV. CXXV. CXXVI. 303 



Come, death, and some celestial band, 
To bear my soul away. 

HYMN 124. CM. 

Funeral Hymn. — Dying in the embraces of God. 

1 TPVEATH cannot make our souls afraid, 
JLJ If God be with us there ; 

We may walk thro' its darkest shade, 
And never yield to fear. 

2 I could renounce my all below, 

If my Creator bid ; 
And run, if I were call'd to go, 
And die as Moses did. 

3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top, 

And view the promis'd land ; 
My flesh itself would long to drop, 
And pray for the command. 

4 Clasp'd in my heav'nly Father's arms, 

I would forget my breath ; 
And lose my life amid the charms 
Of so divine a death. 

HYMN 125. C. M. 

Funeral Hymn.- — Death and eternity. 

1 QJTOOP down, my thoughts that use to rise, 

Converse awhile with death ; 
Think how a gasping mortal lies, 
And pants away his breath. 

2 His quiv'ring lips hang feebly down. 

His pulses-faint and few, 
Then speechless, with a doleful groan, 
He bids the world adieu. 

3 But, O the soul that never dies ! 

At once it leaves the clay ! 
Ye thoughts pursue it where it flies, [ 
And trace its wondrous way. 

4 Up to the courts where angels dwell, 

It mounts triumphant there ; 
Or devils plunge it down to hell, 
In infinite despair. 

5 And must my body faint and die I 

And must this soul remove 1 
O ! for some guardian angel nigh, 
To bear it safe above. 

6 Jesus, to thy dear faithful hand 

My naked soul I trust ; 
My flesh shall wait for thy command, 
And drop into my dust. 

HYMN 126. C. M. 

Funeral Hymn. — Victory over death. 

1 T^TTHEN death appears before my sight 
it In all his dire array ; 



304 HYMN CXXVII. B.I. 



Unequal to the dreadful fight, 
My courage dies away. 

2 But see, my glorious friend is nigh ! 

My Lord, my Saviour Jives : 
Before him death's pale terrors fly, 
And my faint heart revives. 

3 He left his dazzling throne above 

To meet the tyrant's dart ; 
And, O amazing pow'r of love I 
Receiv'd it in his heart ! 

4 Now for the eye of faith divine 

To pierce beyond the grave ! 
To see that Friend, and call him mine, 
Whose arm is strong to save. 

5 Lord, I commit my soul to thee ; 

Accept the sacred trust ; 
Receive this nobler part of me, 
And watch my sleeping dust : 

6 Till that illustrious morning come, 

When all thy saints shall rise, 
And cloth'd in full, immortal bloom, 
Attend thee to the skies. 

7 When thy triumphant armies sing 

The honour of thy name ; 
And heav'n's eternal arches ring 
W r ith glory to the Lamb : 

8 O let me join th' enraptur'd lays, 

And with the blissful throng, 
Resound salvation, pow'r, and praise, 
In everlasting song ! 

HYMN 127. C. M. 

Funeral Hymn. — Death of a young child- 

1 A LAS ! how chang'd that lovely flow'r, 
Jl\_ Which bloom'd and cheer'd my heart ! 
Fair fleeting comfort of an hour, 

How soon we're call'd to part I 

2 And shall my bleeding heart arraign 

That God, whose ways are love? 
Or vainly cherish anxious pain 
For her who rests above 1 

3 No ! — let me rather humbly pay 

Obedience to his will, 
And with my inmost spirit say, 
" The Lord is righteous still." 

4 From adverse blasts, and low'ring storms, 

Her favour'd soul he bore ; 
And with yon bright, angelic forms, 
She lives, to die no more. 

5 Why should I vex my heart, or fast 1 

No more she'll visit me ; 



B. I. HYMN CXXVIII. CXXIX. 305 



My soul will mount to her at last, 
And there my child I'll see. 
6 Prepare me, blessed Lord, to share 
The bliss thy people prove ; 
Who round thy glorious throne appear, 
And dwell in perfect love. 

HYMN 128. C. M. 
Funeral Hymn. — Comfort for pious Parents bereaved of 
their Children. 

1 X7~E mourning saints, whose streaming tears 

Jl Flow o'er your children dead ; 
Say not in transports of despair, 
That all your hopes are fled. 

2 If cleaving to that darling dust. 

In fond distress ye lie, 
Rise, and with joy and rev'rence view 
A heav'nly parent nigh. 

3 Tho', your young branches torn away, 

Like wither'd trunks ye stand ; 
With fairer verdure shall ye bloom, 
Touch'd by the Almighty's hand. 

4 " I'll give the mourner," saith the Lord. 

" In my own house a place : 
" No names of daughters nor of sons 
" Could yield so high a grace. 

5 " Transient and vain is ev'ry hope 

" A rising race can give : 
" In endless honour and delight 
" My children all shall live." 

6 We welcome, Lord, those rising tears, 

Thro' which thy face we see ; 
And bless those wounds, which thro' our hearts 
Prepare a way for thee. 

HYMN 129. C. M. 

Funeral Hymn, — Submission under bereaving 'provi- 
dences. 

1 "DEACE, 'tis the Lord Jehovah's hand 
JL That blasts our joys in death ; 
Changes the visage once so dear, 

And gathers back the breath. 

2 'Tis he, the Potentate supreme 

Of all the worlds above, 
Whose steady counsels wisely rule, 
Nor from their purpose move. 

3 'Tis he, whose justice might demand 

Our souls a sacrifice ; 
Yet scatters with unwearied hand 
A thousand rich supplies. 

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HYMN CXXX. CXXXL £. 



4 Our cov'nant God and Father he 

In Christ our bleeding Lord ; 
Whose grace can heal the bursting heart 
With one reviving word. 

5 Silent we own Jehovah's name, 

We kiss the scourging hand ; 
And yield our comforts and our life, 
To thy supreme command. 

HYMN 130. C. M. 

Funeral Hymn, — A Saint prepared to die. 
1 T^EATH may dissolve my body now, 
\J And bear my spirit home ; 
Why do my minutes move so slow, 
Nor my salvation come 1 
% With heav'nly weapons I have fought 
The battles of the Lord ; 
Finish'd my couple, and kept the faith, 
And wait the sure reward. 

3 God hath laid up in heav'n for me 

A crown which cannot fade ; 
The righteous Judge, at that great day, 
Shall place it on my head. 

4 Nor hath the King of grace decreed 

This prize for me alone 
But all that love and long to see 
Th' appearance of his Son. 

5 Jesus, the Lord, shall guard me safe 

Fromev'ry ill design ; 
And to his heav'nly kingdom take 
This feeble soul ot mine. 

6 God is my everlasting aid, 

And hell shall rage in vain ; 
To him be highest glory paid, 
And endless praise. Amen. 

HYMN 131. CM. 

Funeral hymn. — A voice from the tombs. 

1 TTARK ! from the tombs a doleful sound ; 
11 My ears attend the cry : 

" Ye living men, come view the ground, 
" Where you must shortly lie. 

2 " Princes, this clay must be your bed, 

" In spite of all your tow'rs ; 
" The tall, the wise, the rev'rend head 
" Must lie as low as ours." 

3 Great God ! is this our certain doom ? 

And are we still secure 1 
Still walking downward to the tomb, 
And yet yjrepare no more 1 

4 Grant us the pow'r of quick'ning graca, 

To fit our souls to fly $ 



B. f. HYMN CXXXII. CXXXIII. SOT 



Then, when we drop this dying flesh, 
We'll rise above the sky. 

HYMN 132. C. M. 

Funeral consolations, 

1 TTEAR what the voice from heav'n declares 
J_JL To those in Christ who die ! 

" Releas'd from all their earthly cares f 
" They reign with him on high." 

2 Then, why lament departed friends, 

Or shake at death's alarms ! 
Death's but the servant Jesus sends 
To call us to his arms. 

3 If sin be pardon'd we're secure, 

Death hath no sting beside : 
The law gave sin its strength and pow'r ; 
But Christ, our ransom, died ! 

4 The graves of all his saints he bless'd, 

When in the grave he Jay ! 
And rising thence, their hopes he rais'd 
To everlasting day I 

5 Then joyfully, while life we have, 

To Christ, our life, we'll sing ; 
" Where is thy victory, O grave ! 
" And where, O death, thy sting !" 

HYMN 133. 8s. L. M. 

The Life of Faith. 

1 fTHHE moment a sinner believes, 

JL And trusts in his crucified Lord, 
His pardon at once he receives, 
Redemption in full thro* his blood. 

2 The Christian is dead, yet he lives, 
His life is with Christ, hid in God, 
This life now, from Christ he derives, 
And he lives by faith in his Lord. 

3 Tho' thousands and thousands of foes 
Against him in malice unite, 

Their rage he thro' Christ can oppose, 
Led forth by the Spirit to fight. 

4 The faith, that unites to the Lamb, 
And brings such salvation as this, 
Is more than mere fancy or name ; 
The work of God's Spirit it is. 

5 It says to the mountains "depart," 
That stand betwixt God and the soul ; 
It binds up the broken in heart, 

The wounded in conscience makes whole. 

6 Christ lives by his Spirit in them, 
Whose hearts are renewed by grace 



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And they, by their faith, live in him, 
A life of pure joy, love, and peace. 

HYMN 134. C M. 

The Walk of Faith. 

1 f~\ FOR a closer walk with God, 
\J A calm and heav'nly frame ; 
And light to shine upon the road, 

That leads me to the Lamb ! 

2 Where is the blessedness I knew, 

When first I sought the Lord ? 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and his word 1 

3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy'd I 

How sweet their mem'ry still I 
But now I find an aching void, 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O holy Dove, return, 

Sweet messenger of rest ! 
I hate the sins, that made thee mourn, 
And drove thee from my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from the throne, 
And worship only thee. 

6 So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame ; 
So faith and light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 

7 Faith purifies believers' hearts ; 

Faith always works by love ; 
Receives with joy what Christ imparts,. 
And longs for things above. 

HYMN 135. L. M. 

The Conflicts of Faith. 

1 "TESUS, our soul's delightful choice, 
*J In thee believing, we rejoice ; 
Yet still our joy is mix'd with grief, 
While faith contends with unbelief. 

2 Thy promises our hearts revive, 
And keep our fainting hopes alive ; 
But guilt and fears, and sorrows rise, 
And hide the promise from our eyes, 

3 Do thou the languid spark inflame, 
That we may conquer in thy name ; 
And let not sin and satan boast, 
While saints lie mourning in the dust. 

4 Unequal to the conflict, Lord, 

Too weak to wield the shield or sword ? 
On thine almighty arm we fall ; 
Be thou our Jesus, and our all. 



B. I. HYMN CXXXVL CXXXVII. 309 



HYMN 136. L. M. 

The Trials of Faith. 

1 T PRAY'D the Lord, that I might grow 
Jl In faith, and love, and ev'ry grace ; 
Might more of his salvation know, 

And seek more earnestly his face. 

2 'Twas he, who taught me thus to pray, 
And he, I trust, has answer'd pray'r ; 
But answer came in such a way, 

As almost drove me to despair. 

3 I hop'd that in some favour'd hour, 
At once he'd grant me my request ; 
And by his love's constraining pow'r 
Subdue my sins and give me rest. 

4 Instead of this, he made me feel 
The hidden evils of my heart ; 
And let the angry pow'rs of hell, 
Assault my soul in ev'ry part. 

5 Yea more ; with his own hand he seem'd 
Intent to aggravate my woe ; 

Cross'd all the fair designs I schem'd, 
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low. 

6 " Lord, why is this ?" I trembling cri'd, 
" Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death V 9 
" 'Tis in this way," the Lord repli'd, 

" I answer prayer for grace and faith : 

7 " These inward trials [ employ, 
"From self and pride to set thee free : 
" And break thy schemes of earthly joy, 
" That thou may'st seek thine all in me." 

HYMN 137. L. M. 

The triumph of Faith. 

1 T/¥7"HO shall the Lord's elect condemn ? 

V V 'Tis God that justifies their souls ; 
And mercy, like a mighty stream, 
O'er all their sins divinely rolls. 

2 Who shall adjudge the saints to hell ? 
'Tis Christ that suffer'd in their stead : 
And the salvation to fulfil, 

Behold him rising from the dead. 

3 He lives ! he lives ! and sits above, 
For ever interceding there : 

Who shall divide us from his love, 
Or what should tempt us to despair? 

4 Shall persecution or distress, 
Famine, or sword, or nakedness ? 

He that hath lov'd us, bears us through^ 
And makes us more than conqjrors too* 



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5 Faith hath an overcoming pow'r, 
It triumphs in the dying hour : 
Christ is our life, our joy, our hope ; 
Nor can we sink with such a prop. 

6 Not all that men on earth can do, 

Nor pow'rs on high, nor pow'rs below, 
Shall cause his mercy to remove, 
Nor wean our hearts from Christ our love 
HYMN 138. C. M. 

The summary of Faith. 
J YN God the Father I believe, 

JL Who heav'n and earth did frame, 
By his almighty word ; his praise 
And glory to proclaim. 

2 I do believe in Jesus Christ, 

God's only Son, our Lord, 
Begotten from eternity, 
The everlasting Word. 

3 I in the Holy Ghost believe, 

A Person true, and one, 
In essence, pow'r, eternity, 
With Father and with Son. 

4 An holy catholic Church I own 

The heirs of heav'n design'd ; 
By union all to Christ their head, 
And one another join'd. 

5 Redemption thro' the blood of Christ 

I heartily embrace ; 
A full forgiveness of my sins, 
The gift of sov'reign grace, 

6 The Resurrection of the dead, 

Sincerely I maintain ; 
My soul and body glorified, 
With Christ shall live and reign. 

7 The hopes of everlasting Life, 

My fainting soul sustain : 
To this I set my solemn seal, 
And say, in truth, Amen! 

8 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God whom we adore, 
Be glory as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. 

HYMN 139. H. M, 

The song of Hannah — an encouragement to PrayeVx 
1 "T7TTHEN Hannah, press'd with grief, 
V V Pour'd forth her soul in pray'rs ; 

She quickly found relief, 

And songs succeeded tears. 
Like her. in ev'ry trying case, 
Let us approach the throne of grace. 



HMYN CXL. 



311 



2 When she began to pray, 

Her heart was pain'd and sad ; 

But ere she went away, 

Was comforted and glad : 
In trouble, what a resting place 
Have they, who know the throne of grace ] 

3 Eli her case mistook ; 
How was her spirit mov'd 
By his unkind rebuke ! 

But God her cause approv'd. 
We need not fear a creature's face, 
While welcome at a throne of grace- 

4 Men have not pow'r nor skill 
With troubled souls to bear : 
Tho' they express good will, 
Poor comforters they are : 

But swelling sorrows sink apace, 

When we approach the throne of grace. 

5 Thousands have often tried, 
And with success were crown'd ; 
Not one has been denied, 

But all an answer found. 
Let us by faith their footsteps trace, 
And hasten to the throne of grace. 

HYMN 140. C. M. 

The song of Hezekiah. 

1 T^THEN we are rais'd from deep distress, 

V V Our God deserves a song, 
We take the pattern of our praise 
From Hezekiah's tongue. 

2 The gates of the devouring grave 

Are open'd wide in vain, 
If he, who holds the keys of death, 
Commands them fast again. 

3 Pains of the flesh are wont t ? abuse 

Our minds with slavish fears ; 
" Our days are past, and we shall lose 
" The remnant of our years." 

4 We chatter with a swallow's voice, 

Or like a dove we mourn ; 
With bitterness instead of joys, 
Afflicted and forlorn. 

5 Jehovah speaks the healing word, 

And no disease withstands ; 
Fevers and plagues obey the Lord, 
And fly at his commands. 

6 If half the strings of life should break, 

He can our frame restore ; 
He casts our sins behind his back, 
And they are found no more, 

. 



312 HYMN CXLI. CXLII. B. 

HYMN 141. L. M. 

The song of Mary. 

1 |^UR souls shall magnify the Lord ; 
V/ In God the Saviour we rejoice : 
While we repeat the Virgin's song, 
May the same Spirit tune our voice ! 

2 The Highest saw her low estate, 

And mighty things his hand hath done ; 
His over-shadowing pow'r and grace 
Makes her the mother of his Son. 

3 Let ev'ry nation call herbless'd, 
And endless years prolong her fame : 
But God alone must be ador'd ; 
Holy and rev'rend is his name. 

4 To those that fear and trust the Lord, 
His mercy stands for ever sure : 
From age to age his promise lives, 
And the performance is secure. 

5 He spake to Abra'm and his seed, 

" In thee shall all the earth be bless'd :" 
The mem'ry of that ancient word 
Lay long in his eternal breast. 

6 But now, no more shall Israel wait, 
No more the Gentiles lie forlorn ; 
Lo, the Desire of nations comes, 
Behold the promis'd seed is born \ 

HYMN 142. C. 31, 
Th e song of Zach a r ia s. 

1 1VTOW, be the God of Israel bless'd, 
_L T i Who makes his truth appear , 
His mighty hand fulfils his word, 

And all the oaths he sware. 

2 Now he bedews king David's root 

With blessings from the skies : 
He makes the branch of promise grow, 
The promis'd horn arise. 

3 John was the prophet of the Lord, 

To go before his face ; 
The herald which our Saviour God 
Sent to prepare his ways. 

4 " Behold the Lamb of God," he cries, 

" That takes our guilt away ; 
<£ I saw the Spirit o'er his head, 
" On his baptizing day. 

5 " Be ev'ry vale exalted high, 

" Sink ev'ry mountain low : 
" The proud must stoop, and humble souls 
" Shall his salvation know. 



B. I H«N cxLm. cxliv; Si 

e " The heathen realms, with Israel's land, 
" Shall join in sweet accord ; 
" And all, that's born of man, shall see 
" The glory of the Lord. 
7 " Behold the Morning Star arise, 
" Ye that in darkness sit ! 
;t He marks the path that leads to peace. 
" And guides our doubtful feet." 
HYMN 143. S. M. 

The song of the Angels. 

1 TVEHOLD ! the grace appears? 
JD The promise is fulfill'g ; 

Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears, 
And Jesus is the child. 

2 To bring the glorious news, 
A heav'nly form appears ; 

He tells the shepherds of their joys, 
And banishes their fears. 

3 " Go, humble swains," said he, 
" To David's city fly ; 

" The promis'd infant, born to-day, 
" Doth in a manger lie. 

4 " With looks and heart serene, 
" Go visit Christ your King ; 

And straight a flaming troop was seen ; 
The shepherds heard them sing : 

5 " Glory to God on high ! 

" And heav'nly peace on earth, 
k< Good-will to men, to angels joy, 
" At the Redeemer's birth !" 

6 In worship so divine 

Let saints employ their tongues : 
With the celestial hosts we join, 
And loud repeat their songs. 

7 "Glory to God on high, 

" And heav'nly peace on earth, 
6 Good-will to men, to angels joy, 
" At our Redeemer's birth !" 

HYMN 144. CM. 

The song of Simeon — death to a believer desirable. 

LORD, in thy temple we appear, 
As happy Simeon came, 
And hope to meet our Saviour here ; 
Omake our joys the same ! 
2 With what divine and vast delight 
The good old man was fill'd, 
When fondly in his wither'd arms 
He clasp'd the holy child : 



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HYMN CXLV. CXVI. 



B 



3 " Now I can leave this world," he cried, 

" Behold thy servant dies ! 
" I've seen thy great salvation, Lord, 
" And close my peaceful eyes. 

4 " This is the light prepar'd to shine 

" Upon the Gentile lands ; 
" Thine Israel's glory, and their hope. 
" To break their slavish bands." 

5 Jesus ! the vision of thy face 

Hath overpow'ring charms ! 
Scarce shall I feel death's cold embrace^ 
If Christ be in my arms. 

6 When flesh shall fail, and heartstrings break, 

Sweet will the minutes roll ; 
A mortal paleness on my cheek, 
But glory in my soul. 



1 A WAKE, and sing the song 
JTL Of Moses and the Lamb ; 

Wake, ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue, 
To praise the Saviour's name. 

2 Sing of his dying love, 
Sing of his rising pow'r ; 

Sing how he intercedes above, 
For those whose sins he bore. 

3 Sing, on your heav'nly way, 
Ye ransom'd sinners, sing ; 

Sing on rejoicing, ev'ry day, 



4 Soon shall your raptur'd tongue 
His endless praise proclaim ; 
And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

HYMN 146. L. M. 

The song of the Redeemed in heaven. 

I T>EHOLD the saints, belov'd of God ! 
J3 Wash'd are their robes in Jesus' blood 
Brighter than angels, lo, they shine, 
Their glories splendid and sublime ! 

g Thro' tribulation great they came, 
They bore the cross, and scorn'd the shame 
Now in the living temple blest, 
With God they dwell, on him they rest. 

3 Hunger they ne'er shall feel again, 
Nor pain, nor thirst shall they sustain ; 
To wells of living water led, 



HYMN 145. S. M. 

The song of Moses and the Lamb. 




jlv wens ui living wdicricu, 

Uy God the Lamb for ever fed. 



B. I. HYMN CXLVII. 315 



4 While everlasting; ages roll, 
Eternal love shall feast their soul ; 
And scenes of bliss, for ever new, 
Rise in succession to their view. 

5 Here, all who sufFer'd sword or flame 
For truth, or Jesus' lovely name, 
Shout vict'ry now, and hail the Lamb, 
And bow before the great I AM. 1 

6 Jesus, the Saviour, is their theme ; 
They sing the wonders of liis name ; 
To him ascribing pow'r and grace, 
Dominion and eternal praise, 

7 To him who lov'd them to the end, 
Their surety, sacrifice, and friend ; 
To him who wash'd them in his blood, 
And made them kings and priests to God! 

8 " Amen," they cry, " 'tis he alone, 

" Who rightly fills his Father's throne, 
" To him be glory ;" and again 
Repeat his praise, and say, " Amen !" 

9 O sweet employ, to sing and trace 

Th' amazing heights and depths of grace ! 
To spend, from sin and sorrow free, 
A blissful, vast eternity ! 

10 O what a grand, exalted song, 
When ev'ry tribe and ev'ry tongue, 
Redeem'd by blood, with Christ appear. 
And join in one full chorus there ! 

11 My soul anticipates the day ; 
Would stretch her wings and soar away, 
To aid the song, the palm to bear, 
And bow, the chief of sinners, there. 

HYMN 147. P. M. 8, 7, 4. 
Surely I come quickly ; Amen, even so, come Lord Jesus,, 

1 X O ! he comes, with clouds descending, 
_Li Once for favour' d sinners slain I 

Thousand thousand saints attending, 
Swell the triumph of his train ; 
Hallelujah ! 

Jesus now shall ever reign. 

2 Ev'ry eye shall now behold him 
Rob'd in dreadful majesty : 

Those, who set at nought, and sold him, 

Pierc'd and nail'd him to the tree, 
Deeply wailing, 
Shall the great Messiah see. 

3 Ev'ry island, sea, and mountain, 
Heav'n and earth shall flee away : 

All who hate him must, confounded, 
Hear the trump proclaim the day ; 



316 HYMN CXLViL 

Come to judgment ! 

Come to judgment ! come away I 

4 Now redemption, long expected, 
See in solemn pomp appear ! 

Ail his saints, by men rejected, 

Now shall meet him in the air I 
Hallelujah ! 

See the day of God appear ! 

5 Answer thine own bride and Spirit 
Hasten, Lord, and quickly come I 

The new heay'n and earth t' inherit, 

Take thy weeping exiles home : 
All Creation 

Travails, groans, and bids thee come 

6 Yea ! amen ! let all adore thee, 
High on thine exalted throne ! 

Saviour, take the pow'r and glory : 

Claim the kingdoms for thine own ! 
O come quickly, 
Hallelujah ! come, Lord, come I 



Steteotspe IStrttfon. 



ADDITIONAL. 

HYMNS, 

ADOPTED BY THE 

GENERAL SYNOD 

OP THE 

REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH* 

IN 

NORTH AMERICA, 
AT THEIR SESSION, JUNE, 183-1, 

*ND AUTHORIZED TO BE USED IN THE CHURCHES UNDER THEIR CARE, 



RUTGER'S PRESS — NEW YORK : 

Printed and Published by William A. Mercein, 340 Pearl afreet , 



/ 



" Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1831, by Isaac L. Kip, 
on behalf of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, J 
in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New 

York." 



EXTRACTS 

From the Acts and Proceedings of the GenerqX Synod of the Reformed 
Dutch Church in North America. 

Session, June, 1830. 

Resolved, That the Rev. Thomas De Witt, D. D. f William M' Murray, 
D. D,, Isaac Ferris, and the elders Peter D. Vroom, Jr., and John D. Keese, 
be a committee to select from the different collections now published, Hymns 
on a variety of subjects, to constitute the second Book of Hymns, to be added 
to those now in use in all future editions of our Psalm and Hymn Book, and 
shat said committee report such selection to the next General Synod for their 
approbation. 

In Session, June 1831. 

The committee appointed by the last General Synod, reported a selection 
of Hymns. Whereupon the following resolutions were adopted. 

1. Resolved, That the said additional hymns reported by the Committee ap- 
pointed by the General Synod in 1830, be accepted, ordered to be published as 
a second book of Hymns, and authorized to be used by the churches in the 
same manner as the Psalms and Hymns now in use. 

2. Resolved, That all future editions of the Psalm Book shall contain the 
additional hymns, together with the cannons of the church, as soon as the 
Board of Direction of the corporation shall be able to make the necessary ar- 
rangements with the Publisher. 

3 . Resolved, That a separate edition of the Additional Hymns be published. 

4. Resolved, That the Board of Direction of the Corporation be directed to 
take out separate Copy-Rights for each of the books, and authorize their pub- 
lication ; and that they superintend the publication of the first edition of each 

book* 



BOOK II. 



ADDITIONAL 

HYM1VS* 

Perfections of God. 

HYMN l. L. M. 

Creation Praising God. 

1 rTIHE spacious firmament on high* 

JL With all the blue ethereal sky, 
And spangled heav'ns a shining frame, 
Their great Original proclaim. 

2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Does his Creator's pow'r display, 
And publishes to every land, 

The work of an Almighty hand. 

3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, 
The moon takes up the wondrous tale ; 
And, nightly, to the Hst'ning earth, 
Repeats the story of her birth ; 

4 s Whilst all the stars that round her burn, 
And all the planets in their turn, 
Confirm the tidings as they roll, 

And spread the truth from pole to pole. 

5 What though in solemn silence all 
Move round this dark terrestrial ball ; 
What though no real voice nor sound 
Amidst their radiant orbs be found ; 

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, 
And utter forth a glorious voice, 
Forever singing as they shine, 

" The hand that made us is divine J' 

HYMN 2. C. M. 

Sovereignty and Decrees of God. 
I T/^EEP silence — all created things, 
JtV. And wait your maker's nod : 
My soul stands trembling while she sings 
The honors of her God. 
% Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown, 
Hang on his firm decree ; 
He sits on no precarious throne, 
Nor borrows leave — to be. 
3 Chain'd to his throne a tolume lies, 
With all the fates of men ; 

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4 



HYMN III. IV* B. 



With ev'y angel's form and size, 
Drawn by th' eternal pen. 

4 His providence unfolds the book. 

And makes his counsels shine ; 
Each op'ning leaf, and ev'ry stroke, 
Fulfils some deep design. 

5 Here he exalts neglected worms, 

To sceptres and a crown ; 
And there, the following page he turns, 
And treads the monarch down. 

6 Not Gabriel asks the reason why, 

Nor God the reason gives ; 
Nor dares the fav'rite angel pry 
Between the folded leaves. 

7 My God, I would not long to see 

My fate, with curious eyes ; 
What gloomy lines are writ for me, 
Or what bright scenes may rise. 

8 In thy fair book of life and grace, 

O may I find my name, 
Recorded in some humble place, 
Beneath my Lord — the Lamb. 

HYMN 3. C. M. 

Love of God* 

1 t^i OME, ye that know and fear the Lord, 
V-/ And lift your souls above ; 

Let ev'ry heart and voice accord, 
To sing that God is love* 

2 This precious truth his word declares, 

And all his mercies prove ; 
Jesus, the gift of gifts, appears 
To show, that God is love. 

3 Sinai, in clouds, and smoke, and fire, 

Thunders his dreadful name ; 
But Zion sings, in melting notes, 
The honors of the Lamb. 

4 In all his doctrines and commands, 

His counsels and designs — 
In ev'ry work his hands have fram'd 
His love supremely shines. 

5 Angels and men the news proclaim, 

Thro' earth and heaven above, 
The joyful and transporting news, 
That God, the Lord, is love. 

HYMN 4. C. M. 

Goodness of God. 
I r 1 iHY goodness, Lord, our souls confess? 
JL Thy goodness we adore, 



B. II. HYMN V. 



A spring whose blessings never fail, 
A sea without a shore. 

2 Sun, moon, and stars, thy love attest, 

In ev'ry golden ray ; 
Love draws the curtains of the night. 
And love brings back the day. 

3 Thy bounty ev'ry season crowns, 

With all the bliss it yields ; 
With joyful clusters loads the vines— 
With strength'ning grain, the fields. 

4 But chiefly thy compassion, Lord, 

Is in the gospel seen ; 
There like a sun thy mercy shines, 
Without a cloud between. 

5 Pardon, acceptance, peace, and joy, 

Through Jesus' name are given ; 
He on the cross was lifted high, 
That we might reign in heaven. 

HYMN 5. L. M. 

Loving-kindness of- God. 

1 \ WAKE my soul to joyful lays, 

XjL And sing the great Redeemer's praise 
He justly claims a song from me, 
His loving-kindness, Oh, how free ! 

2 He saw me ruin'd in the fail, 

Yet lov'd me not withstanding all : 
He sav'd me from my lost estate, 
His loving-kindness, Oh, how great ! 

3 Tho' num'rous hosts of mighty foes, 
Tho' earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along, 

His loving-kindness, Oh, how strong I 

4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud, 
Has gather 'd thick, and thunder 'd loud, 
He near my soul has always stood, 
His loving-kindness, Oh, how good ! 

5 Often I feel my sinful heart, 
Prone from my Jesus to depart ; 
But though I have him oft forgot, 
His loving-kindness changes not. 

6 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale, 
Soon all my mortal pow'rs must fail ; 
Oh! may my last expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death, 

7 Then let me mount, and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day, 
And sing with rapture, and surprise, 
His loving-kindness in the skies* 



6 HYMN VI. VII. :B. Ii. 

HYMN 6. P. M. 6,4. 

Praise to the Trinity. 
I f^lOME, thou Almighty King, 
Help us thy name to sing, 
Help us to praise I 
Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, 
Come and reign over us, 
Ancient of days. 
& Jesus, our Lord, arise, 
Scatter our enemies, 

And make them fall ! 
Let thine almighty aid 
Our sure defence be made : 
Our souls on thee be stay'd : 
Lord, hear our call ! 

3 Come, thou incarnate Word, 
Gird on thy mighty sword ; 

Our pray'r attend ! 
Come, and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success ; 
Spirit of holiness, 

On us descend ! 

4 Come, holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear, 

In this glad hour ! 
Thou, who almighty art, 
Now rule in ev'ry heart, 
And ne'er from us depart, 

Spirit of pow'r. 

5 To the great One in Three, 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore ! 
His sov'reign majesty, 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 



Advent of Christ. 

HYMN 7. C. M. 

Nativity of Christ. 

1 TV/TORT ALS, awake, with angels join, 
±jJL And chant the solemn lay : 
Joy, love, and gratitude, combine 
To hail th' auspicious day. 
% In heav'n the rapt'rous song began, 
And sweet seraphic fire 
Through all the shining legions ran. 
And strung and tun'd the lyre. 



B. H. HYMN VIII. IX. 



3 Swift, through the vast expanse, it flew/ 

And loud the echo roll'd ; 
The theme, the song, the joy was new, 
'T was more than neav'n could hold. 

4 Down through the portals of the sky 

Th' impetuous torrent ran ; 
And angels flew with eager joy, 
To bear the news to man. 

5 Hark ! the cherubic armies shout, 

And glory leads the song ; 
Good will and peace are heard throughout 
Th' harmonious heav'nly throng. 
HYMN 8. P. M.11, 10. 

Star in the East. 

1 "DRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the 
Jt3 morning, 

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ; 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
. Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 

2 Cold on his cradle, the dew drops are shining ; 

Low lies his bed, with the beasts of the stafi : 
Angels adore him, in slumber reclining, 
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. 

3 Say, shall we yield him in costly devotion, 

Odors of Edom, and off 'rings divine, 
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, 
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the 
mine? 

4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation, 

Vainly with gold would his favors secure ; 
Richer by far is the heart's adoration, 

Dearer to God are the pray'rs of the poor. 

5 Brightest, and best of the sons of the morning, 

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ; 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 
HYMN 9. L. M. 
The Star of Bethlehem. 
iT^JTHEN marshall'd on the nightly plain, 
T V The glitt'ring host bestud the sky ; 
One star alone of all the train. 
Can fix the sinner's wand'ring eye. 

2 Hark ! hark ! to God the chorus breaks 

From ev'ry host, from ev'ry gem : 
But one alone the Saviour speaks, 
It is the star of Bethlehem. 

3 Once on the raging seas I rode, 

The storm was loud, the night was da? k. 



HYMN X, XI. 



The oseaa yawn'd and rudely Wow'd 
The wind that tossed my foundering bark. 

4 Deep horror then my vitals froze, 

Death-struck, I ceasM the tide to stem ; 
When suddenly a star arose, 
It was the star ol Bethlehem. 

5 It was my guide, my light, my all 

It bade my dark forebodings cease ; 
And through the storm and danger's thrall. 
It led me to the port of peace. 

6 Now safely moor' d— my perils o'er^ 

PH sing, first in night's diadem, 
Forever and forevermore, 
The star— the star of Bethlehem I 

Characters of Christ, 

HYMN m C Jff. 

The fountain of Christ's blood, 

1 rpHEREis a fountain fill'd with blood, 

JL Drawn from Emmanuel's veins ; 
And sinners, plung'd beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see 

That fountain, in his day ; 
And there may I, as vile as he, 
Wash all my sins aw^ay. 

3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood 

Shall never lose its pow'r, 
Till all the ransom'd church of God 
Be sav'd, to sin no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream, 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be — till I die. 

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 

I'll sing thy power to save ; 
When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue. 
Lies silent in the grave. 

HYMN 11. L. M. 

Christ the Physician of Soute. 

1 T~\EEP are the wounds which sin has made 
I J Where shall the sinner find a cure ? 

In vain, alas, is nature's aid — 

The work exceeds all nature's pow'r ! 

2 And can no sov'reign balm be found ! 

And is no kind physician nigh, 
To ease the pain and heal the wound. 
Ere life and hope forever fly ? 



6. II. HYMN XII. XIII. ! 

3 There is a great physician near, 

Look up, O I fainting soul, and live ; 
See, in his heav'nly smiles, appear 
Such ease as nature cannot give ! 

4 See, in the Saviour's dying blood, 

Life, health, and biiss abundant flow ! 
? Tis only this dear sacred flood 
Can ease thy pain and heal thy wo. 
HYMN 12. L.M. 
Christ an hiding place. 

1 TTAIL, sov'reign love, that first began 
JCX The scheme to rescue fallen man ! 
Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace, 
That gave my soul a hiding place. 

2 Against the God that rules the sky, 
I fought with hands uplifted high ; 
Depis'd the offers of his grace, 
Too proud to seek a hiding place. 

3 Enwrapp'd in dark Egyptian night, 
And fond of darkness more than light. 
Madly I ran the sinful race, 

Secure without a hiding place. 

4 But thus th' eternal counsel ran : 
"Almighty Love ! arrest the man 
I felt the arrows of distress, 
And found I had no hiding place. 

5 Vindictive justice stood in view ; 
To Sinai's fiery mount I flew ; 

But justice cry'd with frowning face : 
" This mountain is no hiding place." 

6 But lo ! a heav'nly voice I heard — 
And mercy's angel soon appear 'd ; 
Who led me on a pleasing pace, 
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place. 

7 On him Almighty vengeance fell, 
Which must have sunk a world to hell ; 
He bore it for his chosen race, 

And now he is my hiding place. 

8 A few more rolling suns at most, 
Will land me on lair Canaan's coast ; 
There I shall sing the song of grace, 
And see my glorious hiding place. 

HYMN 13. L. M. 

Christ our sympathizing High Priest, 

I *¥TTHERE high the heav'nly temple stands 
V V The house of God not made with hands ; 
A great high priest our nature wears, 
Our friend and advocate appears. 

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HYMN XIV. XV, 



B.U. 



2 Though now ascended up on high, 
He bends on earth, a brother's eye, 
Partaker of the human name, 

He knows the frailty of our frame, 

3 Our fellow sufPrer yet retains 
A fellow feeling of our pains, 
And still remembers in the skies, 
His tears, his agonies and cries. 

4 In ev'ry pang that rends the heart, 
The man of sorrows had a part ; 
He sympathizes with our grief* 
And to the sufPrer sends relief. 

5 With boldness therefore at the throne, 
Let us make all our sorrows known $ 
And ask the aid of heav'nly power, • 
To help us in the evil hour. 

HYMN 14. L. M. 

Christ our ix&mpie. 

1 A ND is the gospel peace and love ? 

Such let our conversation be ; 
The serpent blended with the dove,— 
Wisdom and meek simplicity. 

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise, 

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife j 
To Jesus let us lift our eyes, 
Bright pattern of the Christian life. 

3 O, how benevolent and kind ! 
How mild — how ready to forgive ! 
Be this the temper of our mind, 

And these the rules by which we live. 

4 To do his heav'nly Father's will, 
Was his employment and delight ; 
Humility and holy zeal 

Shone through his life divinely bright. 

5 Dispensing good where'er he came, 
The labors of his life were love ; 
Then, if we bear the Saviour's name, 
By his example let us move. 

HYMN 15 P.M. 7. 
Christ the Bock of Ages. 
I T> OCK of ages ! cleft for me, 

JtV Let me hide myself in thee ; 

Let the water and the blood, 

From thy side, a healing flood, 

Be of sin the double cure, 

Save from wrath, and make me pure. 
c 2 Should my tears forever flow, 

Should my zeal no languor know ? 



B. II. HYMN XVI. XVI!. 



This for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save, and thou alone : 
In my hand no price I bring, 
Simply to thy cross I cling. 
3 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When my eye-lids close in death, 
When I rise to worlds unknown, 
And behold thee on thy throne, 
Rock of ages ! cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee ! 



Praise to the Redeemer* 

HYMN 16. CM. 

Coronation of Christ. 

I A LL hail the pow'r of Jesus' name ! 
.XjL Let angels prostrate fall, 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown him — Lord of all. 
t Crown him, ye martyrs of virGod, 
Who from his altar call ; 
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown him — Lord of all. 

3 Hail him, ye heirs of David's line, 

Whom David, Lord did call ; 
The God incarnate ! Man Divine ! 
And crown him — Lord of all. 

4 Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, 

Ye ransom'd from the fall, 
Hail him who saves you by his grace, 

And crown him — Lord of all. 
3 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall, 
Go, spread your trophies at his feet, 

And crown him — Lord of all. 

6 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown him — Lord of all. 

7 Oh, that with yonder sacred throng, 

We at his feet may fail ; 
We'll join the everlasting song, 
And crown him— Lord of all. 
HYMN 17. P. M. 6, 4. 

Worthy the Lamb. 
1 LORY to God on high: 

VT Let heav'n and earth reply*— 

Praise ye his Name ! 
His love and grace adore, 
Who all our sorrows bore % 



It HYMN XVIII. 

And sing forevermore — 

Worthy the Lamb. 
& All they around the throne^ 
Cheerfully join in one, 

Praising his name ; 
We, who have felt hisbJood, 
Sealing our peace with God, 
Sound his dear name abroad— 

Worthy the Lamb. 

3 Join all ye ransom'd race, 
Our Lord and God to bless ; 

Praise ye his name : 
In him we will rejoice, 
And make a joyful noise, 
Shouting with heart and voice— 

Worthy the Lamb. 

4 What tho' we change our place- 
Yet we shall never cease 

Praising his name : 
To him our songs we bring — 
Hail him our gracious King, 
And without ceasing sing, 

Worthy the Lamb. 

HYMN 18. H. M. 

Praise to Christ* 
1 /^lOME, ev'ry pious heart 

That loves the Saviour's name, 

Your noblest power exert 

To celebrate his fame : 
Tell all above, and all below, 
The debt of love to him you owe. 
£ He left his starry crown, 

And laid his robes aside ; 

On wings of love came down, 

And wept, and bled, and died: 
What he endur'd, oh, who can tell \ 
To save our souls from death and hell. 

3 From the dark grave he rose, 
The mansion of the dead ; 
And thence his mighty foes 
In glorious triumph led : 

Up thro' the sky the eonq'ror rode, 
And reigns on high the Saviour God. 

4 Jesus we ne'er can pay, 
The debt we owe thy love ; 
Yet tell us how we may 
Our gratitude approve : 

Our hearts — our all to thee we give : 
The gift, tho' small, do thou receive* 



B.IL JiYMN XIX. XX. 



HY^Ni9 P. M. 8, 7. 

Mraisefor Redeeming Love. 

1 T" us love, and sing, an£ wonder, 
JLi Let us praise the Saviour's name, 
He has hushed the law's loud thunder, 

He has quench'd mount Sinai's flame : 
He has wash'd us with his blood j 
He has brought us nigh to God. 

2 Let us love the Lord who bought us, 

Pitied us when enemies, 
Call'd us by his grace, and taught us, 
Gave us ears, and gave us eyes : 
He has wash'd us with his mood, 
He presents our souls to God. 

3 Let us sing, though fierce temptations 

Threaten hard to bear us down ! 
For the Lord our strong salvation, 
Holds in view the conqu'ror's crown : 
He who wash'd us in his blood 
Soon will bring us home to God. 

4 Let us wonder ; grace, and justice 

Join, and point to mercy's store ; 
When through grace, in Christ our trust is, 
Justice smiles, and asks no more : 
He who wash'd us with his blood, 
Has secur'd our way to God. 

5 Let us praise, and join the chorus 

Of the saints enthron'd on high ,• 
Here they trusted him before us, 
Now tneir praises fill the sky : 
" Thou hast wash'd us with thy blood, 
" Thou art worthy, Lamb of God." 

6 Hark ! the name of Jesus sounded 

Loud from golden harps above ! 
Lord we blush, and are confounded, 
Faint our praises, cold our love : 
Wash our souls, and songs with blood, 
For by thee, we come to God. 

The Holy Spirit, 

HYMN 20. P. M, 8, 7. 

The Holy Spirit invoked* 

I TJOLY GHOST, dispel our sadness, 
XX Pierce the clouds of sinful night ; 
Come, thou source of sweetest gladness, 
Breathe thy life and spread thy light ; 
Loving Spirit, God of peace, 
Great distributer of grace, 
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14 HI MN XXI. XXII. B 

Rest upon this congregation ! 

Hear, Oh, hear our supplication, 
g From that height which knows no measure, 

As a gracious show'r descend : 
Bringing down the richest treasure 

Man can wish, or God can send. 
O, thou Glory shining down 
From the Father and the Son, 

Grant us thy illumination ! 

Rest on all this congregation. 
3 Come, thou best of all donations 

God can give or we implore ; 
Having thy sweet consolations, 

We need wish for nothing more : 
Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove> 
Now descending from above, 

Rest on all this congregation ! 

Make our hearts thy habitation. 

HYMN 21. L. M. 

Prayer for the influence of the Spirit. 

STAY, thou insulted Spirit stay, 
Tho 5 1 have done thee such despite, 
Cast not a sinner quite away, 
Nor take thine everlasting flight : 

2 Though 1 have most unfaithful been 
Of all, whoe'er thy grace receiv'd, 
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, 
Ten thousand times thy goodness griev'd : 

3 Yet Oh, the chief of sinners spare, 
In hono'r of my great High Priest ; 
Nor in thy righteous anger swear 

I shall not see thy people's rest. 

4 If yet thou canst my sins forgive, 
E'en now, O Lord, relieve my woes ; 
Into thy rest of love receive, 

And bless me with thy calm repose. 

5 E*en now my weary soul release, 
And raise me by thy gracious hand ! 
Guide me into thy perfect peace, 
And bring me to the promis'd land. 

Alarming, 

HYMN 22. P. M. 7s. 

Sinners exhorted in view of judgment, 
% QINNER,art thou still secure ? 
O Wilt thou still refuse to pray ? 
Can thy heart or hands endure 
Jn the Lord's avenging day? 



B. II. HYMN XXIIL 

2 See, his mighty arm is bar'd I 

Awful terrors clothe his brow I 
For his judgment stand prepar'd 
Thou must either break or bow* 

3 At his presence nature shakes, 

Earth affrighted hastes to flee ; 
Solid mountains melt like wax,. 
What will then become of thee I 

4 Who his advent may abrde ? 

You that glory in your shame, 
Will you find a place to hide, 
When the world is wrapt in flame ? 

5 Lord, prepare us by thy grace t 

Soon we must resign our breath* 
And our souls be calrd to pass 
Through the iron gate of death. 

6 Let us now our day improve, 

Listen to the gospel voice ; 
Seek the things that are above ; 
Scorn the world's pretended joys. 

HYMN 23. P. M. 7, 6. 

The Alarm. 

i QJTOP, poor sinners, stop, and think, 
^ Before you further go ; 
Will you sport upon the brink 

Of everlasting wo 1 
On the verge of ruin stop — 

Now the friendly warning take- 
Stay your footsteps — ere ye drop 

Into the burning lake. 
& Say, have you an arm like God, 

That you his will oppose ? 
Fear ye not that iron rod 

With which he breaks his foes ? 
Can you stand in that dread day, 

Wnich his justice shall proclaim^ 
When the earth shall melt away 

Like wax before the flame 1 
» Ghastly death will quickly come, 

And drag you to his bar : 
Then to hear your awful doom, 

Will fill you with despair ! 
All your sins will round you crowd; 

You shall mark their crimson dye ; 
Each for vengeance crying loud, 

And what can you reply ? 

4 Tho' your heart were made of stee^ 
Your forehead lin'd with brass 



i6 mm xxiv. xxv. b 

God at length wHl make you feel, 

He will not let you pass : 
Sinners then in vain will call, 

Those who now despise his grace, 
" Rocks and mountains on us Tall, . 

And hide us from his face." 

HYMN 24. C M. 

The broad and narrow ways. 

1 DINNERS, behold that downward road 
►C? Which leads to endless woe ; 

What multitudes of thoughtless souls, 
The road to ruin go ! 

2 Butyonder se e that narrow way 

Which leads to endless bliss ; 
There see a happy, chosen few, 
Redeem'dby sov'reign grace. 

3 They from destruction's city came. 

To Zion upward tend ; 
The Bible is their precious guide, 
And God himself their friend. 

4 Lord, I would now a pilgrim be — 

Guide thou my feet aright ; 
I would not for ten thousand worlds 
Be banished from thy sight. 

HYMN 25. H. M. 
Death the close of the day of grace. 

1 TI7HEN frowning death appears, 

V V And points his fatal dart, 
What dark foreboding fears 
Distract the sinner's heart I 

The dreadful blow 

No arm can stay, 

But torn away, 

He sinks to wo. 

2 Now ev'ry hope denied, 
Bereft of every good, 
He must the wrath abide 
Of an avenging God ; 

No mercy there 
Will greet his ear, 
Nor wipe the tear 
Of black despair. 

3 Sinners, awake, attend, 
And flee the wrath to come : 

Make Christ, the Judge, your friend, 
And heav'n shall be your home. 

His mercy nigh, * 

Now points the path 



B, 9. HYMN XXVI. XXVIL 



17 



That leads from death 
To joys on high. 

HYMN 26. C. M. 

The. Sinner warned against abuse of the Divine 
Goodness. 

1 TTTNGRATEFUL sinners, whence this scorn 
vJ Of God's long suffering grace ? 

And whence this madness that insults 
Th' Almighty to his face ? 

2 Is it because his patience waits* 

And pitying ciowels move, 
You multiply transgressions more, 
And scorn his offer'd love ? 

3 Dost thou not know, self-biinded man, 

His goodness is design 'd 
To wake repentance in thy soul, 
And melt thy harden'd mind 1 

4 And wilt thou rather choose to meet 

Th' Almighty as thy foe ; 
And treasure up his wrath in store 

Against the day of wo ? x 

5 Soon shall that fatal day approach, 

That must thy sentence seal, 
And righteous judgments, now unknown, 
In awful pomp reveal. 

6 While they who full of holy deeds, 

To glory seek to rise, 
Continuing patient to the end, 
Shall gain th' immortal prize. 

HYMN 27. C. M. 
Exhortation to repentance. 

1 X> EPENT, the voice celestial cries, 
I\ Nor longer dare delay ; 

The wretch that scorns the mandate die^, 
And meets a fiery day. 

2 No more the sov'reign eye of God 

O'erlooks the crimes of men ; 
His heralds are despatch'd abroad 
To warn the world of sin. 

3 Together in his presence bow, 

And all your guilt confess ; 
Accept the offer d Saviour now, 
Nor trifle with his grace. 

4 Bow, ere the awful trumpet sound, 

And call you to his bar : 
For mercy knows th' appointed bound. 
And turns to vengeance there. 



la HYMN XXVIII. XXIX* B. |f 



5 Amazing love, that yet will call, 
And yet prolong our days ! 
Our hearts, subdued by goodness, fall, 
And weep, and love, and praise, 
HYMN 28. P. M. 7. 
To-day^ the season of mercy. 
1 TTASTEN, sinner, to be wise ; 
JLjL Stay not for the morrow's sun : 
Wisdom, if you still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 
% Hasten, mercy to implore ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun ; 
Lest thy season should be o'er, 
Ere this ev'ning's stage be run. 

3 Hasten sinner, to return ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun ; 
Lest thylampshouldcease to burn, 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun : 
Lest perdition thee arrest, 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

HYMN 29. L. M. 
, The striping of the Spirit. 
I O AY, sinner, hath a voice within, 
k3 Oft whisper'd to thy secret soul,«- 
Urg'd thee to leave the ways of sin, 
And yield thy heart to God's control 1 

% Hath something met thee in the path 
Of worldliness and vanity, 
And pointed to the coming wrath, 

And warn'd thee from that wrath to flee 1 

3 Sinner, it was a heav'nly voice, 

It was the Spirit's gracious call, 
It bade thee make the better choice, 
And haste to seek in Christ thine all. 

4 Spurn not the call to life and light ; 

Regard in time the warning Kind; 
That call thou may'st not always slight, 
And yet the gate of mercy find. 

5 God's Spirit will not always strive 

With harden'd, self destroying man ; 
Ye, who persist his love to grieve, 
May never hear his voice again. 
8 Sinner — perhaps this very day, 
Thy last accepted time may be ; 
Oh, should'st thou grieve him now away ? 
Then hope may never beam on thee. 



B. II. HYMN XXX. XXXL 

Inviting. 

HYMN 30. L* M. 

Christ knocking at the heart of the sinner* 
1 T>EHOLD a stranger at the door ! 
J3 He gently knocks, has knock'd before 
Hath waited long — is waiting still ; 
You treat no other friend so ill. 

t Oh, lovely attitude, he stands 
With melting heart and loaded hands ! 
Oh, matchless kindness ! and he shows 
This matchless kindness to his foes ! 

3 But will he prove a friend indeed ? 
He will ; the very friend you need ; 
The friend of sinners — yes 'tis He, 
With garments dy'd on Calvary. 

4 Rise, touch'd with gratitude divine, 
Turn out his enemy and thine, 
That soul-destroying monster sin, 
And let the heav'nly stranger in. 

5 Admit him, ere his anger burn, 
His feet departed ne'er return ; 
Admit him, or the hour's at hand, 
You r H at his door rejected stand. 

HYMN 31. C. M. 

The sinner's heart opened* 

1 "Wy^7*HO is this stranger at the door, 

V V That would admission gain ? 
I know he oft has knock'd before, 
Still he has come again. 

2 I find him knocking at my heart, 

Though I've defied his will ; 
He waits to act a gracious part, 
And all his truth fulfil. 

3 Too long, alas ! I've entertain'd 

A soul destroying guest, 
Who took possession of my heart, 
And all my powers oppress'd. 

4 But art thou not the same that died 

A sacrifice for sin ? 
Then enter my polluted breast, 
And make me pure within. 

5 That grace that I've so long abus'd 

I'd willingly receive ; 
Dear Saviour, teach me how to pray, 
Lord, help me to believe I 

6 My hungry soul would now partake 

The banquet of thy love ; 



to HYMN XXXII. XXXIII. XXXIV. B. II 



That sacred flesh and blood of thine, 
Foretaste of joys above. 

HYMN 32. CM. 
The value of the Soul. 

1 XlfTHAT is the thing of greatest price 

w V The whole creation round ? — 
That which was lost in Paradise, 
That which in Christ is found : 

2 The soul of man — Jehovah's breath — 

That keeps two worlds at strife ; 
Hell moves oeneath to work its death, 
Heav'n stoops to give it life. 

3 And is this treasure borne below, 

In earthen vessels frail ? 
Can none its utmost value know, 
Till flesh and spirit fail? 

4 Then let us gather round the cross, 

That knowledge to obtain ; 
Not by the soul's eternal loss, 
But everlasting gain. 

HYMN 33. L. M. 
Weary souls invited to rest. 
1 /^iOME, weary souls, with sins distf est, 
Come, and accept the promis'd rest ; 
The Saviour's gracious call obey, 
And cast your gloomy fears away. 
3 Oppress'd with guilt, a painful load, 
Oh, come, and spread your woes abroad ; 
Divine compassion, mighty love, 
Will all the painful load remove. 

3 Here mercy's boundless ocean flows, 

To cleanse your guilt and heal your woes ; 
Pardon and life, and endless peace ; 
How rich the gift, how free the grace I 

4 Lord, we accept with thankful heart, 
The hope thy gracious words impart ; 
We come with trembling, yet rejoice } 
And bless the kind inviting voice. 

HYMN 34. P.M. 8, 7,4. 

Sinners invited to Christ. 
1 /^iOME, ye weary, heavy laden^ 
\j Lost and ruin'd by the fall 
If you tarry till you're|better, 
You will never come at all ; 
Not the righteous — 
Sinners Jesus came to call. 
% Let not conscience make you linger, 
Nor of fitness fondly dream : 



B. II. HYMN XXXV. XXXVI. 



All the fitness he re quire th. 
Is to feel your need of him ; 

This he gives you — 
5 Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 

3 Agonizing in the garden, 

Lo ! your Maker prostrate lies ! 
On the bloody tree behold him ; 
Hear him cry before he dies, 

"It is finished :" 
Sinners will not this suffice 1 

4 Lo ! th' incarnate God ascended, 

Pleads the merit of his blood ; 
Venture on him, venture wholly^ 
Let no other trust intrude : 

None but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good. 

5 Saints and angels, join'd in concert, 

Sing the praises of the Lamb ; 
While the blissful seats of heaven, 
Sweetly echo with his name : 

Hallelujah!— 
Sinners here may sing the same. 

HYMN 35. L. M. 

Wanderer invited to return, 

1 O ETURN, O wanderer, return, 
JL\ And seek an injur'd Father's face ; 
Those warm desires that in thee burn, 

Were kindled by reclaiming grace. 

2 Return, O wanderer, return, 

And seek a Father's melting heart : 
His pitying eyes thy grief discern, 
His hand shall heal thine inward smart. 

3 Return, O wanderer, return. 

Thy Saviour bids thy spirit live ; 
Go to his bleeding feet, and learn 
How freely Jesus can forgive. 

4 Return, O wanderer, return, 

And wipe away the falling tear ; 
'Tis God who says, " No longer mourn,' 5 
'Tis mercy's voice invites thee near. 
HYMN 36. C. M. 

The fountain of Living Waters. 

I /^H, what amazing words of grace 
\Jf Are in the gospel found ! 
Suited to ev'ry sinner's case, 
Who knows the joyful sound. 
% Come, then, with all your wants and wound 
Your ev'ry burden bring ; 

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It HYMN XXXVII. XXXVIII. B. IL 

Here love, eternal love, abounds, 
A deep celestial spring. 

3 This spring with living water flows. 
And living joy imparts ; 
Come, thirsty souls, your wants disclose, 
And drink with thankful hearts. 
HYMN 37. L.M. 
The Young invited to Christ. 

1 f I lO-DAY, if ye will hear his voice, 

JL Now is the time to make your choice; 
Say, will you to Mount Zion go ! 
Say, will you have this Christ, or no ? 

2 Ye wand'ring souls, who find no rest, 
Say, will you be forever blest 1 

Will you be sav'd from sin and hell ? 
Will you with Christ in glory dwell ? 

3 Come now, dear youth, for ruin bound, 
Obey the gospel's joyful sound ; 
Come go with us, and you shall prove 
The joy of Christ's redeeming love. 

4 Once more we ask you in his name— 
For yet his love remains the same- 
Say, will you to Mount Zion go ? 
Say, will you have this Christ, or no ? 

5 Leave all your sports and glitt'ring toys, 
Come, share with us eternal joys ; 

Or must we leave you bound to hell — 
Then, dear young friends, a long farewell, 

HYMN 38. P. M.12s. 

Free grace to Sinners. 

1 PTHHE voice of free grace cries, escape to the 

X. mountain, 

For all that believe, Christ has opened a foun- 
tain, 

For sin, and uncleanness, and every transgres- 
sion, 

His blood flows so freely in streams of salvation* 
Chorus. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, who has bought us a 
pardon, 

We'll praise him again, when we pass over 
Jordan. 

2 Ye souls that are wounded, to the Saviour repair, 
Now he calls you in mercy, and can you forbear 'I 
Though your sins are increas'd as high as a 

mountain, 

His blood can remove them, it streams from 
this fountain. - 



B. II. HYMN XXXIX. «j 

3 Now Jesus our king, reigns triumphantly glori- 

ous ; 

O'er sin, death, and hell, he is more than victo- 
rious : 

With shouting proclaim it, — O trust in his pas- 
sion, 

He saves us most freely O glorious salvation, 

4 Our Jesus proclaims his name all victorious, 
He reigns over all, and his kingdom is glorious : 
To Jesus we'll join with the great congrega- 
tion, 

And triumph, ascribing to him our salvation. 

5 With joy shall we stand, when escaped to the 

shore, 

With harps in our hands, we'll praise him the 
more ; 

We'll range the sweet plains, on the banks of 
the river, 

And sing of salvation forever, and ever. 
HYMN 39. C. M. 

The humble sinner's resolve* 

1 OME, humble sinner, in whose breast 

A thousand thoughts revolve ; 
Come, with your guilt and fear oppress'd, 
And make this last resolve : — 

2 "I'll go to Jesus, though my sin 
" Hath like a mountain rose ; 

44 1 know his courts, I'll enter in, 
" Whatever may oppose. 

3 " Prostrate I'll lie before his throne, 
" And there my guilt confess ; 

" I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone, 
44 Without his sov'reign grace. 

4 44 I'll to the gracious King approach, 
" Whose sceptre pardon gives ; 

44 Perhaps he may command my touch-™ 
" And then the suppliant lives. 

5 " Perhaps he will admit my plea, 
i " Perhaps will hear my prayer ; 

44 But if I perish, I will pray, 
44 And perish only there. 

6 44 1 can but perish if I go, 
44 1 am resolv'd to try ; 

< 4 For if I stay away, I know 
" I must forever die*" 



HYMN XL. XLf. XLIL B. ft 



Penitential* 

HYMN 40. S.M. 

Repentance from a sense of the Divine Goodness, 

IS this the kind return, 
And these the thanks we owe. 
Thus to abuse eternal love, 
Whence all our blessings flow 1 
t To what a stubborn frame, 
Has sin reduc'd our mind ! 
What strange rebellious wretches we. 
And God as strangely kind ! 

3 On us he bids the sun 

Shed his reviving rays ; 
For us the skies their circles run, 
To lengthen out our days. 

4 The brutes obey their God, 

And bow their necks to men : 
But we, more base, more brutish things, 
Reject his easy reign. 
3 Turn, turn us, mighty God, 
And mould our souls afresh ; 
Break, sov'reign grace, these hearts of stone. 
And give us hearts of flesh. 
6 Let base ingratitude 

Provoke our weeping eyes ; 
And hourly, as new mercies fall, 
Let hourly thanks arise. 

HYMN 41. CM. 

The contrite heart. 

1 f \ THOU, whose tender mercy hears 

Contrition's humble sigh ; 
"Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears 
From sorrow's weeping eye ; — 

2 See, low before thy throne of grace, 

A wretched wand'rer mourn ; 
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face 1 
Hast thou not said—" Return VL 

3 And shall my guilty fears prevail 

To drive me from thy feet ? 
Oh, let not this dear refuge fail, 
This only safe retreat I 
i Oh, shine on this benighted heart, 
With beams of mercy shine ! 
And let thine healing voice impart 
A taste of joys divine. 

HYMN 42. C M. 

The Penitent. 

PROSTRATE, dear Jesus ! at thy feet, 
A guilty rebel lies ; 



B. U, HYMN XLIIL XLIV, 



And upwards to the mercy seat 
Presumes to lift his eyes. 

2 If tears of sorrow would suffice 

To pay the debt 1 owe, 

Tears should from both my weeping eyes. 

In ceaseless torrents flow. 

3 But no such sacrifice I plead 

To expiate my guilt ; 
No tears but those which thou hast shed : 
No blood, but thou hast spilt. 

4 Think of thy sorrows, dearest Lord i 

And all my sins forgive : 
Justice will well approve the word 
That bids the sinner live. 

HYMN 43. P. M. 7. 

Pleading for Mercy. 

X OOV'REIGN Ruler, Lord of all, 
£3 Prostrate at thy feet I fall : 
Hear, oh, hear my ardent cry, 
Frown not, lest I faint and die* 

2 Vilest of the sons of men, 
Worst of rebels I have been ! 
Oft abus'd thee to thy face, 
Trampled on thy richest grace i % 

3 Justly might thy vengeful dart 
Pierce this bleeding broken heart > 
Justly might thy kindled ire 
Blast me in eternal fire. 

4 But with thee there's mercy found., 
Balm to heal my every wound ,* 
Soothe, oh, soothe the troubled breast. 
(Jive the weary wand'rer rest. 

HYMN 44. L. M. 

Pleading the Promises, 

1 TjlRIEND of the friendless and the faint I 
J? Where can I lodge my deep complaint I 
Where, but with thee, whose open door 
Invites the helpless sinner, poor ! 

2 Did ever mourner plead with thee, 
And thou refuse that mourner's plea ? 
Does not the word still fix'd remain, 
That none shall seek thy face in vain I 

3 That were a grief I could not bear, 
Did'st thou not hear and answer prayer 
thou, pray 'r-hearing, answ'ring God** 
Take from my heart this painful |ciatU 



26 HYMN XLV. XL VI. XLVXI, B. 



HYMN 45. P. M. 

The Sinner's suit at the Mercy Seat, 

1 /~iOME, my soul, thy suit prepare, 
V> Jesus loves to answer pray'r ; 
He himself has bid thee pray, * 
Therefore will not say thee nay. 

^ Thou art coming to akingf, 
Large petitions with thee bring ; 
For his grace and pow'r are such. 
None can ever ask too much. 

3 With my burden I begin : 
Lord remove this load of sin I 
Let thy blood for sinners spilt, 
Set my conscience free from guilt. 

i Lord I come to thee for rest ; 
Take possession of my breast ; 
There thy blood-bought right maintain, 
And without a rival reign. 

5 While I am a pilgrim here, 
Let thy love my spirit cheer i 
As my guide, my guard, my friend. 
Lead me to my journey's end. 

a Show me what I have to do, 
Ev'ry hour my strength renew, 
Let me live a life of faith, 
Let me die thy people's death. 

HYMN 46. 8, 7. 
Suppliant address to the SaviGUv. 

1 TESUS, full of all compassion, 

*3 Hear thy humble suppliant's cry ; 
Let me know thy great salvation, 
See, I languish, faint, and die. 

2 Guilty, but with heart relenting, 

Overwhelm'd with helpless grief- 
Prostrate at thy feet repenting — 
Send, O send me quick relief! 

3 Whither should a wretch be flying, 

But to him who comfort gives 1 
Whither, from the dread of dying, 
But to him who ever lives ? 

4 Sav'd — the deed shall spread new glory 

Thro' the shining realms above; 
^ngels sing the pleasing story, 
All enraptur'-d with thy love. 

HYMN 47. S. M. 
The convinced and seeking si nnes: . 

1 TVTY former hopes are fled, 
JLtJL My terrcrr now begins ; 



B. II: HYMN XLVIIL XLIX. 

I feel, alas ! that I am dead 
In trespasses and sins. 

2 Ah, whither shall I fly? 

I hear the thunder roar ; 
The law proclaims destruction nigh. 
And vengeance at the door* 

3 When I review my ways, 

I dread impending doom ; 
But sure, a friendly whisper says, 
" Flee from the wrath to come." 

4 I see, or think I see, 

A glimm'ring from afar ; 
A beam of day that shines for me, 
To save me from despair, 
a Forerunner of the sun, 

It marks the Pilgrim's way ; 
Fll gaze upon it while I run, 
And watch the rising day. 

HYMN 48. C. M. 

Seeking Pardon. 

1 TTOW sad our state by nature is I 
XI Our sin, how deep it stains ! 
And Satan binds our captive mind3 

Fast in his slavish chains. 

2 But there's a voice of sov'reign grace 

Sounds from the sacred word ; 
Ho I ye despairing- sinners, come. 
And trust upon the Lord. 

3 My soul obeys th' Almighty call, 

And runs to this relief; 
I would believe thy promise, Lord* 
O ! help mine unbelief. 

t To the dear fountain of thy blood, 
Incarnate God> I fly ; 
Here let me wash my spotted soul 
From crimes of deepest dye. 

3 Stretch out thine arm, victorious king 
My reigning sins subdue ; 
Drive the old dragon from his seat, 
With all his hellish crew. 
6, A guilty, weak, and helpless worm> 
On thy kind arms I fall ; 
Be thou my strength and righteoiISnes 
My Jesus, and my all ! 

HYMN 49. C. M. 

Seeking Renewing Grace. 

X TTOW helpless guilty nature lies^ 
JCX Unconscious of its load ! 



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HYMN L. LL 



B. IT 



The heart unchanged can never rise 
To happiness and God. 

2 The will perverse, the passions blind, 

In paths of ruin stray : 
Reason debas'd can never find 
The safe, the narrow way. 

3 Can aught beneath a pow'r divine. 

The stubborn will subdue 1 
'Tis thine, Almighty Saviour, thine 
To form the heart anew. 

4 'Tis thine the passions to recall, 

And upwards bid them rise': 
And make the scales of error fall 
From reason's darken'd eyes-; 

5 To chase the shades of death away, 

And bid the sinner live ; 
A beam of Heav'n a vital ray, 
'Tis thine alone to give. 

6 O change these wretched hearts of ours, 

And give them life divine ! 
Then shall our passions and our powers, 
Almighty Lord, be thine. 

HYMN 50. L. M. 

A Sinner Submitting to God. 

1 "W7CTEARY of struggling with my pain* 

v V Hopeless to burst this sinful chain, 
At length I give the contest o'er, 
And seek to free myself no more. 

2 From my own works at last I cease- 
God that creates must seal my peace ; 
Fruitless my toil, and vain my care., 
Unless thy sovereign grace I share. 

j£ Lord 1 despair myself to heal ; 
I see my sin but do not feel ; 
Nor shall I till thy Spirit blow, 
And bid th' obedient waters flow. 

4 'Tis thine a heart of flesh to give. 
Thy gifts I only can receive ; 
Here then to thee I all resign, — { 
To draw, redeem, and seal is thine. 

HYMN *»< P.M. 8, 7, 4. 
The Surrender* 
X TT7ELC0ME, welcome, dear Redeemer* 
V V Welcome to this heart of mine : 
Lord, I make a full surrender, 
Ev'ry pow'r and thought be thine* 

Thine eternally, 
Thro' eternal ages thh\f> 



1UL HYMN LIL Lm. LIV. 



2? 



f Known to all to be thy mansion, 
Earth and hell will disappear ; 
Or in vain attempt possession, 
When they find the Lord is near- 
Shout, 6 Zion ! 
Shout, ye saints, the Lord is here ! 

HYMN 52. L. M. 

Joy in Heaven over a repenting sinner. 

1 TTKT^O can describe the joys that rise., 

V V Through all the courts of paradise. 
To see a prodigal return, 
To see an heir of glory born ! 

2 With joy the Father doth approve 
The fruit of his eternal love ; 

The Son with joy looks down and sees. 
The purchase of his agonies. 

3 The Spirit takes delight to view, 
The holy soul he form'd anew ; 
And saints and angels join to sing, 
The growing empire of their King. 

HYMN 53. C. M. 

Joy over Conversion, 

1 /^*\H, how divine/how sweet the joy, 
\J When but one sinner turns, 

And with a humble, broken heart, 
His sins and errors mourns I 

2 Pleas'd with the news the saints below, 

In songs their tongues employ ; 
Beyond the skies the tidings go, 
And heav'n is fill'd with joy. 

3 Well pleas'd the Father sees and hears 

The conscious sinner's moan ; 
Jesus receives him in his arms, 
And claims him for his own. 

4 Nor angels can their joy contain, 

But kindle with new fire : 
" The sinner lost is found," they sing, 
And strike the sounding lyre. 



The ConTert. 

HYMN 54. C. M. 

Penitential Gratitude. 

RISE, O my soul, the hours review, 
When aw'd by guilt and fear, 
To Heav'n for grace thou durst not sue 
And found no rescue here i 



30 HYMN LV. LVL LVII. B. II 



2 Thy tears are dri'd, thy griefs are fled, 

Dispell'd each bitter care ; 
For Heav'n itself has lent its aid 
To save thee from despair. 

3 Hear, then, O God ! thy work fulfil, 

And, from thy mercy's throne, 
Vouchsafe me strength to do thy will 
And to resist mine own. 

4 So shall my soul each pow'r employ 

Thy mercy to adore ; 
While Heav'n itself proclaims with joy — ■ 
" One pardon'd sinner more !" 
HYMN 55. L. M. 

The Convert's grateful acknowledgment, 

1 T\/rY soul with humble fervor raise 
jJiJl To God the voice of grateful praise. 
And ev'ry mental pow'r combine, 

To bless nis attributes divine. 

2 Deep on my heart let mem'ry trace 
His acts of mercy and of grace ; 
Who, with a Father's tender care, 
Sav'd me when sinking in despair ; 

3 Gave my repentant soul to prove 
The joy of his forgiving love ; 
Pour'd balm into my bleeding breast, 
And led my weary feet to rest. 

HYMN 56. P. M. 7. 
Choo9ing the heritage of God's people. 

PEOPLE of the living God ! 
1 have sought the world around, 
Paths of sin and sorrow trod, 

Peace and comfort no where found $ 
Now to you my spirit turns, 

Turns, — a fugitive unblest ; 
Brethren where your altar burns, 
Oh, receive me into rest. 
2 Lonely I no longer roam, 

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave, 
Where you dwell shall be my home, 
Where you die shall be my grav€* p 
Mine the God whom you adore— 
Your Redeemer shall be mine ; 
Earth can fill my soul no more, 
Ev'ry idol I resign, 

HYMN 57, L. M. 

The returning sinner. 

I ~OAR from thy fold, my God, my feet 
JO Once mov'd in error's devious maze. 



B.II. HYMN LVIII. 



Nor found religious duties sweet, 

Nor sought thy face, nor lov'd thy ways. 

2 With tend'rest voice thou bad'st me flee 

The paths which thou could'st ne'er approve ; 
And gently drew my soul to thee, 
With cords of sweet, eternal love. 

3 Now to thy footstool, Lord, I fly, 

And low in self-abasement fall ; 
A vile, a helpless worm, I lie. 
And thou, my God, art all in all. 

4 Dearer, far dearer to my heart, 

Than all the joys that earth can give ; 
From fame, from wealth, from friends I'd part. 
Beneath thy countenance to live. 

5 And when, in smiling friendship drest, 

Death bids me quit this mortal frame, 
Gently reclin'd on Jesus' breast, 
My latest breath shall bless his name. 
,6 Then my unfotter'd soul shall rise, 
And soar above yon starry spheres, 
Join the full chorus of the skies, 
And sing thy praise thro' endless years. 
HYMN 58. P. M. 8, 7. 

A miracle of Grace. 

1 TTAIL, my ever blessed Jesus, 
II Only thee I wish to sing ; 
To my soul thy name is precious, 

Thou my Prophet, Priest, and King. 

2 Oh, what mercy flows from heav'n, 

Oh, what joy and happiness! 
Love I much ?— I've much forgiv'n— 
I'm a miracle of grace. 

3 Once, with Adam's race in ruin, 

Unconcern'd in sin I lay ; 
Swift destruction still pursuing, 
Till my Saviour pass'd that way. 

4 Witness all ye hosts of heav'n, 

My Redeemer's tenderness ! 
Love I much ? — I've much forgiv'n— 
I'm a miracle of grace. 

5 Shout, ye bright angelic choir ; 

Praise the Lamb enthron'd above ; 
While, astonish'd, I admire 

God's free grace and boundless love. 

6 That bless'd moment I receiv'd him, 

Fill'd my soul with joy and peace : 
Love I much ? — I've much forgiv'n— 
I'm a miracle of grace. 



n HYMN LIX. LX. LX1. B. U 



HYMN 59. L. M. 

Distinguishing Grace acknowledged. 

I T HEAR a voice that comes from far ; 
JL From Calvary it sounds abroad ; 
It soothes my soul, and calms my fear : 
It speaks of pardon bought with blood. 

% And is it true, that many fly 

The sound that bids my soul rejoice ; 
And rather choose in sin to die, 
Than turn an ear to mercy's voice ! 

3 Alas, for those ! — the day is near, 

When mercy will be heard no more ; 
Then will they ask in vain to hear 
The voice they would not hear before. 

4 With such, I own, I once appear'd, 

But now I know how great their loss ; 
For sweeter sounds were never heard 
Than mercy utters from the cross. 

5 But let me not forget to own, 

That if I differ aught from those, 
'Tis due to sovereign grace alone, 
That oft selects its proudest foes. 
HYMN 60. C. M. 

Asking the way to Zion, 

1 TNQUIRE, ye pilgrims, for the way, 
X That leads to Zion'shill, 

And thither set your steady face, 
With a determin'd will. 

2 Invite the strangers all around, 

Your pious march to join ; 
And spread the sentiments you feel 
Of faith and love divine. 

3 Oh, come, and to his temple haste, 

And seek his favor there ; 
Before his footstool humbly bow, 
And pour your fervent pray'r ! 

4 Oh, come, and join your souls to God 

In everlasting bands ; 
Accept the blessings he bestows, 
With thankful hearts and hands. 

HYMN 61. L. M. 

Not ashamed of Jesus, 

1 TESUS ! and shall it ever be, 
*J A mortal man asham'd of thee ! 
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine thro' endless days. 

2 Asham'd of Jesus ! — sooner far 
Let ev'ning blush to own a star : 



B. II, HYMN LXII. LXIIL 



He sheds the beams of light divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 
-> Asham'd of Jesus !— just as soon 
Let midnight be ashamed of noon ; 
'Tis midnight with my soul, till He, 
Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee. 

4 Asham'd of Jesus .'—that dear friend, 
On whom my hopes of heav'n depend s 
No I when I blush, be this my shame, 
That I no more revere his name. 

5 Asham'd of Jesus !— yes I may — 
When I've no guilt to wash away — 
No tear to wipe — no good to crave— 
No fear to quell— no soul to save. 

$ Till then — nor is my boasting vain— 
Till then I boast a Saviour slain ! 
And Oh, may this my glory be, 
That Christ is not asham'd of me ! 

HYMN 62. L. M. 
Renewal of self 'dedication. 

1 f \ HAPPY day, that fix'd my choice 
V/ On thee, my Saviour, and my God ! 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptures all abroad. 

2 O happy bond, that seals my vows 
To him, who merits all my love ! 
Let cheerful anthems fill his house, 
While to that sacred shrine I move. 

$ 'Tis done : — the great transaction's done 5 
I am my Lord's, and he is mine : 
He drew me— and I follow'd on — 
Charm'd to confess the voice divine. 

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart, 
Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest ; 
With ashes who would grudge to part, 
When call'd on angels' bread to feast? 

a High heav'n, that heard the solemn vow ; 
That vow renew'd shall daily hear : 
Till in life's latest hour 1 bow, 
And bless in death & bond so dear. 

HYMN 63. CM. 

Deliverance from evil companions . 
I npHE giddy world, with fiatt'ring tongue, 
JL Had charm'd my soul astray, 
And lur'd my heedless feet to death. 
Along the flow'ry way. 
% My heart, with agonizing pray'r, 
besought the Lord to save; 
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34 



HYMN LX1V. LXV. B. 



Unseen he seiz'd my trembling band, 
And brought me from the grave. 
U He broke the charm, which drew my feet 
To darkness and the dead : 
From lips profane, and tongues impure, 
With quiv'ring steps I fled. 
I Homeward I flew to find my God, 
And seek his face divine, 
Restor'd to peace, to hope, to life, 
To Zion's friends, and mine. 

HYMN 64. C. M. 

Christian Fellowship. 

1 i^VUR souls, by love together knit, 
\J Cemented, mixt in one, 

One hope, one heart, one mind, one voke, 
'Tis heav'n on earth begun. 

2 Our hearts have often burn'd within, 

And glow'd with sacred fire, 
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and blest, 
And fill'd th 5 enlarged desire. 

3 The little cloud increases still, 

The heav'ns are big with rain ; 
We haste to catch the teeming show'r, 
And all its moisture drain. 

4 A rill, a stream, a torrent flows ! 

But pour a mighty flood ; 
Oh ! sweep the nations, shake the earth, 
'Till all proclaim thee God. 

5 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up, 

And sett'st thy starry crown ; 
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine, 
Proclaim'd By thee thine own \ 

6 May we, a little band of love, 

We sinners, sav'd by grace, 
From glory unto glory chang'd, 
Behold thee face to face. 

HYMN 65. L. M. 

Christian Fellowship. 

1 TTOW blest the sacred tie that binds, 
XX In union sweet, according minds ! 
How swift the heav'nly course they run, 
Whose hearts and faith and hopes are one. 

2 To each, the soul of each how dear ! 
What jealous love, what holy fear ! 
How doth the gen'rous flame within 
Refine from earth, and cleanse from sm J 

3 Their streaming eyes together flow, 
Fqr human guilt and mortal wo ; 



B. II. HYMN LXVI. LXVII. 



Their ardent pray'rs together rise, 
Likenunglingnames in sacrifice. 
4 Together oft they seek the place, 
Where God reveals his awful face - 
At length they meet in realms above, 
A heav'n of joy — because of love. 

Salvation by Grace. 

HYMN 66. S. M. 

Salvation by Grace. 

1 /^i RACE ! 'tis a charming sound ; 
V.X Harmonious to the ear ! 
Heav'n with the echo shall resound. 

And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contriv'd the way, 

To save rebellious man ; 
And all the steps that grace display, 
Which drew the wond'rous plan. 

3 Grace led my roving feet 

To tread the heav'nly road ; 
And new supplies each hour, I meet, 
While pressing on to God. 

4 Grace all the work shall crown, 

Through everlasting days ; 
It lays in heav'n the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise. 

HYMN 67. P. M. it, 8. 

Election. 

1 TN songs of sublime adoration and praise ; 
JL Ye pilgrims, for Zion who press, 

Break forth and extol the great Ancient of days, 
His rich and distinguishing grace. 

2 His love from eternity fix'd upon you, — 

Broke forth and discover'd its name, 
When each with the cords of his kindness he 
drew, 

And brought you to love his great name. 

3 O, had not he pity'd the state you were in, 

Your bosoms his love had ne'er felt : 
You all would have liv'd, would have died too 
in sin, 

And sunk with the load of your guilt. 

4 What was there in you that could merit esteem, 

Or give the Creator delight ? 
Twas " Even so, Father," you ever must sing, 
" Because it seem'd good in thy sight." 

5 Then give all the glory to his holy name, 

To him all the glory belongs i 



U HYMN LXV1II. LXIX. B. II 

Be yours the high joy still to sound forth his fame, 
And crown him in each of your songs. 
HYMN 68. P. M. 11. 

Precious Promises. 
% TTO W firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord* 
JLL Is laid for your faith in his excellent word ! 
What more can he say than to you he hath said> 
Who unto the Saviour for refuge have fled : 

2 " Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, 
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid ; 
Pll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee 

to stand, 

Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand, 

3 When thro' the deep waters I call thee to go, 
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow ; 
For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless, 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

i When thro' fiery trials thy pathway shall lie. 
My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply ; 
The flame shall not hurt thee, I only design 
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 

5 E'en down to old age, all my people shall prove 
My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love ; 
And then, when gray hairs shall their temples 
adorn, 

Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne. 

S " The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repose, 
I will not, I will not desert to his foes ; 
That soul, tho' all hell should endeavor to shake* 
I'll never — no never — no never forsake." 



Graces of the Spirit* 

HYMN 69. C. M. 

The Power of Faith. 

1 T71AITH adds new charms to earthly ^bliss, 
JP And saves me from its snares ; 

Its aid in ev'ry duty brings, 
And softens all my cares : 

2 Extinguishes the thirst of sin, 

And lights the sacred fire 
Of love to God and heav'nly things, 
And feeds the pure desire. 
S The wounded conscience knows its pow'r, 
The healing balm to give ; 
That balm the saddest heart can cheer? 
And make the dying live. 
4 Wide it unveils celestial worlds. 
Where deathless pleasures reigii * 



B. II. HYMN LXX. LXXL 3* 

And bids me seek my portion there, 
Nor bids me seek in vain. 

HYMN 70. L. P. M. 

Confidence in the Mediator. 

1 TXTHEN gath'ring clouds around I view, 

V V And days are dark, and friends are feW„ 
On him I lean, who, not in vain, 
Experienced ev'ry human pain ; 
He feels my griefs, he sees my fears, 
And counts and treasures up my tears. 

2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray 
From heav'nly wisdom's narrow way, 
To fly the good I would pursue, 

Or do the ill I would not do ; 

Still he, who felt temptation's pow'r, 

Shall guard me inthatdang'rous hour, 

3 When vexing thoughts within me rise, 
And, sore dismay'd, my spirit dies ; 
Then he who once vouchsafd to bear 
The sick'ning anguish of despair, 
Shall sweetly soothe, shall gently dry, 
The throbbing heart, the streaming eye. 

4 When sorr'wing o'er some stone I bend, 
Which covers all that was a friend, 
And from his voice, his hand, his smile, 
Divides me for a little while ; 

Thou, Saviour, seest the tears I shed, 
For thou didst weep o'er Laz'rus dead^ 

5 And, oh ! when I have safely past 
Through ev'ry conflict but the last, 
Still, still unchanging, watch beside 
My bed of death — for thou hast died : 
Then point to realms of endless day, 
And wipe the latest tear away. 

HYMN 71. C. M. 

Love to God, 

1 TTAPPY the heart where graces reign, 
XJl Where love inspires the breast : 
Love is the brightest of the train, 

And strengthens all the rest. 

2 Knowledge, alas ! 'tis all in vain, 

And all in vain our fear ; 
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign; 
If love be absent there. 

3 *Tis love that makes our cheerful fe^t 

In swift obedience move ; 

3D* 



2* HYMN LXXIL LXX1II. LXX1V. B. It 



The devils know, and tremble too ; 
But satan cannot love. 
4 This is the grace that lives and sings, 
When faith and hope shall cease ; 
5 Tis this shall strike our joyful strings 
In the sweet realms of bliss. 
q Before we quite forsake our clay, 
Or leave this dark abode, 
The wings of love bear us away 
To see our smiling God. 

HYMN 72. L. M. 
Hatred of Sim 

1 /^\H, could I find some peaceful bow'r 
\J Where sin has neither place nor pow'r | 
This traitor vile 1 fain would shun, 

But cannot from his presence run. 

2 When to the throne of grace I flee, 
He stands between my God and m# 
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest, 

I feel him working in my breast. 

3 When 1 attempt to soar above, 

To view the heights of Jesus' love ; 
This monster seems to mount the skies, 
And veils his glory from my eyes. 

4 Lord, free me from this deadly foe, 
Which keeps my faith and hope so low ; 
I long to dwell in heav'n my nome, 
Where not one sinful thought can come. 

HYMN 73. S. M. 

Holy mourning for sin. 
t TPVlD Christ o'er sinners weep ? 
\J And shall our cheeks be dry 1 
Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from ev'ry eye. 
% The Son of God in tears, 
Angels with wonder see ! 
Be thou astonish'd, O my soul^ 
He shed those tears for thee. 

% He wept, that we might weep ; 
Each sin demands a tear: 
In heav'n alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 
HYMN 74. P. M. 6, 
Spiritual Peace, 
I /^OMEheav'nly peace of mind? 
I sigh for thy return ; 
I seek, but cannot find 
Tte joys far which! mourn ; 



B.Il HYMN LXXV. 

Ah ! where's the Saviour now, 
Whose smiles I once possessed t 

Till he return, I bow, 
By heaviest grief oppressed ; 

My days of happiness are gone, 

And I am left to weep alone. 

2 I tried each earthly charm — 

In pleasure's haunts I stray'd— 
I sought its soothing balm — 

I ask'd the world its aid ; 
But ah ! no balm it had 

To heal a wounded breast, 
And I forlorn and sad, 

Must seek another rest ; 
My days of happiness are gone. 
And I am left to weep alone. 

3 Where can the mourner go, 

And tell his tale of ^rief? 
Ah who can soothe his woe, 

And give him sweet relief 1 
Thou Jesus ? can'st impart, 

By thy long wish'd return, 
Ease to this wounded heart, 

And bid me cease to mourn ; 
Then shall this night of sorrow flee. 
And I rejoice, my Xord, in thee. 

HYMN 75. S. M. 

Confidence and submission, 

1 /^i I VE to the winds thy fears ; 
Vj Hope, and be undismay'd ; 

God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, 
God shall lift up thy head. 

2 Through waves, and clouds, and storms., 

He gently clears thy way ; 
Wait thou his time ; so shall the night 
Soon end in joyous day. 

3 He ev'ry where hath way, 

And all things serve his might ; 
His ev'ry act pure blessing is — 
His path unsullied light. 

4 When he makes bare his arm, 

What shall his work withstand ? 
When he his people's cause defends^ 
Who, who shall stay his hand ? 

5 Leave to his sov'reign sway 

To choose, and to command ; 
With wonder fill'd, thou then shalt own 
How wise, how strong his hand, 



40 HYMN LXXVL LXXVII. B, II 

6 Thou comprehend'st him not, 
Yet earth, and heav'n tell, 
God sits as sov'reign on the throne- 
He ruleth all things well. 

HYMN 76. S. M. 

Heavenly Joy on EartJu 

1 f^l OME, we who love the Lord, 
V-^ And let our joys be known ; 
Join in the song with sweet accord, 

And thus surround the throne — 

2 Let those refuse to sing, 

Who never knew our God ; 
But fav'rites of the heav'nly King 
Should speak their joys abroad* 

3 The men of grace have found 

Glory begun below, 
Celestial fruits on earthly ground, 
From faith and hope may grow. 

4 The hill of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Before we reach the heav'nly fields. 
Or walk the golden streets. 

5 Then let our songs abound, 

And every tear be dry ; 
We're marching thro' Immanuel's ground 
To fairer worlds on high. 

HYMN 77. C. M. 

Hope in Trouble. 

1 X7ETHEN musing sorrow weeps the pastf 

▼ V And mourns the present pain, 
? Tis sweet to think of peace at last, 
And feel that death is gain. 

2 J Tis not that murm'ring thoughts arise, 

And dread a Father's will ; 
'Tis not that meek submission flies, 
And would not suffer still. 

3 It is that heav'n-born faith surveys 

The path that leads to light, 
And longs her eagle plumes to raise, 
And lose herself in sight. 

4 It is that hope with ardor glows, 

To see him face to face, 
Whose dying love no language knows 
Sufficient art to trace. 

5 It is that harass'd conscience feels 

The pangs of struggling sin ; 
And sees, though far, the hand that heals> 
And ends the strife within-. 



B. II. HYMN LXXVIIL LXXIX. 4 

6 O let me wing my hallow'd flight, 
From earth-born woe and care ; 
And soar above these clouds of nighty 
My Saviour's bliss to share. 

HYMN 78. P. M. 7. 

Self-Examination* 

I 'fipiS a point I long to know, 
JL Oft it causes anxious thought 
Do I love the Lord, or no ? 
Am I his, or am I not ? 

% If I love,why am I thus ? 
Why this dull, this lifeless frame? 
Hardly, sure, can they be worse, 
Who have never heard his name. 

3 Could my heart so hard remain, 
Pray'r a task and burden prove— 
Every trifle give me pain — 

If I knew a Saviour's love ? 

4 When I turn my eyes within, 
All is dark, and vain, and wild ; 
Fill'd with unbelief and sin — 
Can I deem myself a child ? 

5 If I pray, or hear, or read, 
Sin is mix'd with all I do ; 
You who love the Lord indeed, 
Tell me— is it so with you. 

6 Yet I mourn my stubborn will, 
Find my sin a grief and thrall ; 
Should I grieve for what I feel, 
If I did not love at all? 

7 Could 1 joy his saints to meet, 
Choose the ways I once abhorr'd — 
Find, at times, the promise sweet 5 
If I did noi love the Lord ? 

8 Lord, decide the doubtful case ! 
Thou who art thy people's sun ; 
Shine upon thy work of grace, 
If it be indeed begun. 

9 Let me love thee more and more, 
If I love at all, I pray ; 

If I have not lov'd before, 
Help me to begin to-day. 

HYMN 79. L. M. 

Seeking rest in God. 

I T> ETURN, my soul, unto thy rest, 
XV From vain pursuits, and madd'ning cares 
From lonely woes that wring thy breasr 3 
The world's allurements, Satan's snares. 



42 HYMN LXXX. LXXXI. B. II 



9 Return unto thy rest, my soul, 
From all the wand'rings of thy thought ; 
From sickness unto death made whole, 
Safe through a thousand perils brought. 

3 Then to thy rest, my soul, return, 
From passions ev'ry hour at strife. 

Sin's works, and ways, and wages spurn— ~ 
Lay hold upon eternal life. 

4 God is thy rest, with heart inclin'd 
To keep his word, that word believe ; 
Christ is thy rest, — with lowly mind, 
His light, and easy yoke receive. 

The Christian Life* 

HYMN 80. L. M. 

Indwelling Sin. 

1 T^THAT jarring natures dwell within 

V \ Imperfect grace, remaining sin ! 
Not this can reign, nor that prevail, 
Tho* each by turns my heart assail. 

2 Now I complain, and groan, and die : 
Now raise my songs of triumph high 
Sing a rebellious passion slain, 

Or mourn to feel it live again. 

3 One happy hour beholds me rise, 
Borne upwards to my native skies : 
When faith assists my soaring flight, 
To realms of joy, and worlds of light. 

4 Scarce a few hours or minutes roll, 
Ere earth reclaims my captive soul ; 
I feel its sympathetic force, 

And headlong urge my downward course. 

5 How short the joys thy visits give ! 
How long thine absence, Lord, I grieve ! 
What clouds obscure my rising sun, 

Or interrupt its rays at noon I 

6 Great God, assist me through the fight, 
Make me to triumph in thy might ; 
Thou the desponding heart can'st raise, 
The vict'ry mine, and thine the praise. 

HYMN 81. S. M. 
Conflict between Sin and Grace; 

X T WOULD, but cannot sing, 
JL I would, but cannot pray ; 
For satan meets me when 1 try, 
And frights my soul away. 
2 I would, but can't repent, 
Though I endeavor oft ; 



B. II. HYMN LXXXH. 

This stony heart can ne'er relent, 
Till Jesus makes it soft, 

3 I would, but cannot love, 

Though woo'd by love divine ; 
No arguments have pow'r to move 
A soul so base as mine. 

4 I would, but cannot rest 

In God's most holy will ; 
I know what he appoints is best, 
Yet murmur at it still. 

5 O could I but but believe ! 

Then all would easy be : 
I would, but cannot — Lord, relieve* 
My help must come from thee ! 

6 But if indeed I would, 

Though I can nothing do 
Yet the desire is something good, 
For which my praise is due. 

7 By nature prone to ill, 

Till thine appointed hour, 
I was as destitute of will 
As now I am of pow'r. 

8 Wilt thou not crown at length 

The work thou hast begun ? 
And with a will afford me strength, 
In all thy ways to run ? 

HYMN 82. P. M. 7. 

In temptation flying to Christ. 

1 "TESUS, lover of my soul, 
tt Let me to thy bosom fly, 
While the billows near me roll, 

While the tempest still is high ; 
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, 

Till the storm of life be past ; 
Safe into the haven guide, 

Oh, receive my soul at last ? 

2 Other refuge have I none, 

Lo I I helpless, hang on thee : 
Leave, Oh, leave me not alone, 

Lest I basely shrink and flee i 
Thou art all my trust and aid, 

All my help from thee I bring \ 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of thy wing ! 

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want ; 

Boundless love in thee I find : 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 
Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 



44 HYMN LXXXIIf . LXXXIV. B. II. 

Just and holy is thy name ; 

I am all unrighteousness, 
Vile and full of sin I am ; 

Thou art full of truth and grace. 
4 Plenteous grace with theekfound, 

Grace to pardon all my sin ; 
Let the healing streams abound, 

Make and keep me pure within. 
Thou of life the fountain art, 

Freely let me take of thee : 
Reign, O Lord, within my heart, 

Reign to all eternity, 

HYMN 83. C. M. 

In distress pleading with God. 

1 /^H, that 1 knew the secret place, 
V-/ Where I might find my God ! 
Fd spread my wants before his face, 

And pour my woes abroad. 

2 I'd tell him how my sins arise, 

What sorrows I sustain ; 
How grace decays, and comfort dies. 
And leaves my heart in pain. 

3 He knows what arguments I'd take 

To wrestle with my God ; 
I'd plead for his own mercy's sake, 
And for my Saviour's blood. 

4 My God will pity my complaints, 

And heal my broken bones ; 
He takes the meaning of his saints, 
The language of their groans. 

5 Arise, my soul, from deep distress, 

And banish ev'ry fear ; 
He calls thee to his throne of grace, 
To spread thy sorrows there. 

HYMN 84. P.M. 7. 

In Darkness. 

1 ^\NCE I thought my mountain strong, 
Vj Firmly fix'd no more to move ; 
Then my Saviour was my song, 

Then my soul was fill'd with love ; 
Those were happy, golden days, 
Sweetly spent in pray'r and praise. 

2 Little, then, myself I knew, 

Little thought of satan's pow'r ? s 
Now I feel my sins anew ; 

Now I feel the stormy hour ! 
Sin has put my joys to flight ; 
Sin has tum'd my day to night 



B. 2.HYMN LXXXV. LXXXVI, LXXKVIL 



3 Saviour, shine and cheer my soul,. 
Bid my dying hopes revive ; 
Make my wounded spirit whole, 
Far away the tempter drive ; 
Speak the word and set me free, 
Let me live alone to thee. 

HYMN 95. CM. 

Making God a refuge in trouble. 
\ TVEAR refuge of my weary soul, 
xJ On thee y when sorrows rise, 
On thee, when waves of trouble roll, 
My fainting hope relies. 

2 To thee I tell each rising grief, 

For thou alone can'st heal ; 
Thy word can bring a sweef relief 
For ev'ry pain I feel. 

3 But O ! when gloomy doubts prevail, 

I fear to call thee mine ; 
The springs of cemfort seem to fail, 
And all my hopes decline. 

4 Yet gracious God, where shall I flee ? 

Thou art my only trust ; 
And still my soul would cleave to thee, 
Tho' prostrate in the dust. 

HYMN 86. P. M. 7. 

The Christian Pilgrim encouraged. 

PILGRIM, burden'd with thy sin, 
Haste to Zion's gate to-day ; 
There, till mercy let thee in, 

Knock, and weep, and watch, and pray. 

2 Knock — for mercy lends an ear ; 

Weep — she marks the sinner's sigh ; 
Watch — till heav'nly light appear ; 
Pray — she hears the mourner's cry. 

3 Mourning Pilgrim ! what for thee 

In this world can now remain 1 
Seek that world from which shall flee 
Sorrow, shame, and tears and pain. 

4 Sorrow shall forever fly ; 

Shame shall never enter there ; 
Tears be wip'd from ev'ry eye ; 
Pain in endless bliss expire. 

HYMN 87. P. M. 8, 7, 4, 
Hope encouraged. 
I /~\ MY soul, what means this sadness 1 
\J Wherefore art thou thus cast down ? 
Let thy griefs be turn'd to gladness 
Bid thy restless fears begone ; 



46 HYMN LXXXVUI. B. J] 

Look to Jesus, 
And rejoice in his dear name. 

2 What though Satan's strong temptations 

Vex and grieve thee day by day ; 
And thy sinful inclinations 
Often fill thee with dismay ; 

Thou shalt conquer — 
Thro' the Lamb's redeeming blood. 

3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee, 

From without and from within ; 
Jesus saith he'll ne'er forget thee ; 
But will save from hell and sin ; 

He is faithful 
To perform his gracious word. 

4 Tho' distresses now attend thee, 

And thou tread'stthe thorny road ; 
His right hand shall still defend thee ; 
Soon he'll bring thee home to God : 

Therefore praise him— 
Praise the great Redeemer's name. 

5 Oh, that I could now adore him, 

Like the heav'nly hosts above, 
Who forever bow before him, 
And unceasing sing his love ! 

Happy songsters ! 
When shall 1 your chorus join? 

HYMN 08. L. M. 

Darkness Removed, 

1 T^TTHEN darkness long has veil'd my mind 

V v And smiling day once more appears ; 
Then, my Redeemer ! then I find 
The folly of my doubts and fears. 

2 I chide my unbelieving heart ; 
And blush that I should ever be 
Thus prone to act so base a part, 
Or harbor one hard thought of thee. 

3 O, let me then, at length, be taught 
(What I am still so slow to learn,) 
That God is love and changes not, 
Nor knows the shadow of a turn. 

4 Sweet truth and easy to repeat ; 
But when my faith is sharply tried; 
I find myself a learner yet, — 
Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide. 

3 But, O my Lord, one look, from thee 
Subdues the disobedient will ; 
Drives doubt and discontent away ? 
Aud thy rebellious worm is still. 



B. II. HYMN LXXXIX. XC. XCI. 



6 Thou art as ready to forgive, 
As I am ready to repine ; 
Thou therefore all the praise receive ; 
Be shame and self abhorrence mine, 
HYMN 89. L. M. 
Life and Safety in Christ alone* 

1 PT1H0U only Sov'reign of my heart, 

JL My refuge, my Almighty Friend .* 
And can my soul from thee depart, 
On whom alone my hopes depend 1 

2 Whither, ah ! whither shall I go, 

A wretched wand'rer from my Lord ? 
Can this dark world of sin and wo, 
One glimpse of happiness afford ? 

g Thy Name my inmost pow'rs adore ; 
Thou art my life, my joy, my care ; 
Depart from thee ! — 'tis death— 'tis more. 
'Tis endless ruin — deep despair ! 

4 Low at thy feet my soul would lie 

Here safety dwells, and peace divine ; 
Still let me five beneath thine eye, 
For life, eternal life is thine. 

HYMN 90. C. M. 

Love to the creature dangerous. 

1 TTOW vain are all things here below ! 
JlX How false, and yet how fair ! 
Each pleasure has its poison too, 

And every sweet a snare. 

2 The brightest things below the sky 

Give but a flatt'ring light ,* 
We should suspect some danger nigh, 
Where we possess delight. 

3 Our dearest joys, and nearest friends, 

The partners ol our blood, 
How they divide our wav'ring minds, 
And leave but half for God. 

4 The fondness of a creature's love, 

How strong it strikes the sense ! 
Thither the warm affections move, 
Nor can we call them thence. 

5 Dear Saviour, let thy beauties be 

My soul's eternal food ; 
And grace command my heart away 
From all created good. 

HYMN 91. S. M. 

Watchfulness and Prayer, 
1 TVTY soul be on thy guard ; 
JuTX Ten thousand foes arise 



HYMN XCII. XCltt. 



B. \L 



And hosts of sins are pressing hard* 
To draw thee from the skies. 

2 Ob, watch, and fight, and pray, 

The battle ne'er give o'er ; 
Renew it boldly every day, 
And help divine implore. 

3 Ne'er think the vict'ry won, 

Nor once at ease sit down : 
Thy arduous work will not be done, 
Till thou hast got thy crown. 



1 ISRAEL to thy tents repair ; 

Why thus secure on hostile ground 1 
Thy Lord commands thee to beware} 
For many foes thy camp surround. 

2 The trumpet gives a martial strain ; 
O Israel ! gird thee for the fight ; 
Arise, the combat to maintain ; 
Arise, and put thy foes to flight. 

3 O ! sleep not thou as others do ; | 
Awake, be vigilant, be brave ; 4 
The coward, and the sluggard too. \ 
Must wear the fetters of the slave. \ 

4 A nobler lot is cast for thee, 

A crown awaits thee in the skies ! 
With such a hope shall Israel flee, 
And yield through weariness the prize 1 

5 No ! let a careless world repose, 

And slumber on through life's short day, 
While Israel to the conflict goes, 
And bears the glorious prize away. 



1 A WAKE, my soul ! stretch every nerve, 
Jl\. And press with vigor on : 
A heav'nly race demands thy zeal, 
And an immortal crown. 
% 'Tis God's all animating voice 
That calls thee fromonhigh : 
'Tis his own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye. 

3 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey ; 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onward urge thy way. 

4 Bless'd Saviour ! mtroduc'd by thee. 

Have we our race begun : 




HYMN 93. C. M. 

Running the Christian race. 



B. II. HYMN XCIV. XCV. 



And crown'd with vict'ry, at thy feet 
We'll 1'ay our laurels down. 

HYMN 94. P. M. 8,7,4. 

The Pilgrim's Guide. 

1 f^i UIDE me, O thou great Jehovah, 
vT Pilgrim, thro' this barren land ; 
I am weak, but thou art mighty, 

Hold me with thy powerful hand : 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open thou the crystal fountain, 

Whence the healing streams do flow : 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through : 
Strong deliv'rer, 
Be thou still my strength and shield. 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside : 
Death of death, and hell's destruction, 
Land me safe on Canaan's side : 

Songs of praises 
I will ever give to thee. 

HYMN 95. P. M. 8, 7. 

Forsaking' all to follow Christ. 
1 TESUS, I my cross have taken, 
*J All to leave, and follow thee ; 
Naked, poor, despis'd, forsaken, 

Thou from hence my all shalt be. 
Perish ev'ry fond ambition, 

All Pve sought, or hop'd or known ; 
Yet how rich is my condition, 

God, and heav'n are still my own. 
t Let the world despise, and leave me ; 

They have left my Saviour too ; 
Human hearts, and looks deceive me, 

Thou art not like them untrue ; 
And whilst thou shalt smile upon me, 

God of wisdom, love, and might, 
Foes may hate, and friends disown me, 

Show thy face, and all is bright. 
3 Go then, earthly fame, and treasure, 

Come disaster, scorn and pain ; 
In thy service, pain is pleasure. 

With thy favor, loss is gain. 
I have call'd thee Abba, father, 

I have set my heart on thee : 
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, 

All must work for good to me. 
31* 



50 HYMN XCVI. XCVTf. B. II 

/ ^Jl 

4 Man may trouble and distress me, 

'Twill but drive me to thy breast ; 
Life with trials hard may press me, 

Heav'n will bring me sweeter rest* 
Oh ! 'tis not in grief to harm me ; 

While thy love is left to me ; 
Oh ! t'were not in joy to charm me, 

Were that joy unmix'd with thee. 

5 Soul, then know thy full salvation ; 

Rise o'er sin, and fear and care ; 
Joy to find in every station, 

Something still to do, or bear. 
Think what spirit dwells within thee ; 

Think what Father's smiles are thine ; 
Think that Jesus died to win thee ; 

Child of Heav'n, can'st thou repine ? 

6 Haste thee on from grace to glory, 

Arm'd by faith, and wing'd by pray'r : 
Heav'n's eternal day's before thee, 

God's own hand shall guide thee there. 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission, 

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days ; 
Hope shall change to glad fruition. 

Faith to sight, and pray'r to praise. 

HYMN 96. P. M. 7. 

The three Mountains. 

1 ~\X 7"HEN on Sinai's top I see 

¥ t God descend in majesty* 
To proclaim his holy law, 
All my spirit sinks with awe. 

2 When in ecstacy sublime, 
Tabor's glorious steep I climb, 
At the too transporting light, 
Darkness rushes o'er my sight. 

3 When on Calvary I rest, 
God in flesh made manifest, 
Shines in my Redeemer's face, 
Full of beauty, truth, and grace, 

4 Here I would forever stay, 
Weep, and gaze my soul away, 
Thou art heav'n on earth to me, 
Lovely, mournful Calvary. 

HYMN 97. P. M. 7. 
Gethsemane, 

I T%/TANY woes had Christ endure d 5 
Jj/JL Many sore temptations met, 
Patient, and to pains inur'd ; 
But the sorest trial yet * 



B. II. HYMN XCVm. 



Was to be sustain'd in thee, 
Gloomy, sad Gethsemane. 

2 Came at length the dreadful night. 
Vengeance with its iron rod 
Stood, and with collected might, 
Bruis'd the harmless Lamb of God : 
See, my soul, the Saviour see ; 
Prostrate in Gethsemane, 

3 There my God bore all my guilt, 
This thro' grace can be believed ; 
But the torments which he felt 
Are too vast to be conceived ; 
None can penetrate through thee, 
Doleful, dark Gethsemane. 

4 All my sins against my God, I 
All my sins against his laws, 

All my sins against his- blood, 
All my sins against his cause, 
Sins as boundless as the sea ; 
Hide me, O Gethsemane. 

5 Here's my claim, and here alone ; 
None a Saviour more can need ; 
Deeds of righteousness I've none ,* 
Not a work that I can plead ; 
Not a glimpse of hope for me, 
Only in Gethsemane. 

6 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One Almighty God of love : 
Prais'd by all the heav'nly host 
In thy shining courts above ; 

We poor sinners, GraciousThree, 
Praise thee for Gethsemane. 

HYMN 98. P. M. 8, 7. 
Sitting at the foot of the Cross. 

1 ^WEET the moments, rich in blessing, 
k5 Which before the Cross I spend, 
Life, and health, and peace possessing 

From the sinners dying friend. 

2 Here I'll sit forever viewing 

Mercy's streams in streams of blood ; 
Precious drops ! my soul bedewing, 

Plead, and claim my peace withGo^, 

3 Truly blessed in this station, 

Low before his Cross to lie ; 
While I see divine compassion 
Floating in his languid eye. 

4 Here it is I find my heaven, 

While upon the Cross I garze ; 



52 HYMNXCDLC. B.It 

Love I much ! I've more forgiven ; 
I'm a miracle of grace. 

5 Love, and grief my heart dividing, 

With my tears, his feet I'll bathe, 
Constant still in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from his death, 

6 May I still enjoy this feeling, 

In all need to Jesus go ; 
Prove his wounds each day more healing, 
And himself more fully Know, 
HYMN 99. S. M. 

Weak believers comforted. 

1 XT'OUR harps, ye trembling saint?, 

X Down from the willows take ; 
Loud to the praise of love divine, 
Bid every string awake. 

2 Though in a foreign land, 

We are not far Irom home, 
And nearer to our home above, 
We ev'ry moment come. 

3 His grace will to the end, 

Stronger and brighter shine : 
Nor present things, nor things to come 
Shall quench the love divine. 

4 When we in darkness walk, 

Nor feel the heav'nly flame ; 
Then is the time to trust our God, 
And rest upon his name. 

5 Soon shall our doubts, and fears, 

Subside at his control ; 
His loving kindness shall break through 
The midnight of the soul. 

6 Bless'd is the man, O God, 

That stays himself on thee ! 
Who waits for thy salvation, Lord, 
Shall thy salvation see. 
i HYMN 100. P.M. 7. 

Rejoicing in hope. 
1 /CHILDREN of the heav'nly king. 
As ye journey, sweetly sing ; 

Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, . 

Glorious in his works and ways. 
% Ye are traveling home to God 

In the way the fathers trod, 

They are happy now, and ye 

Soon their happiness shall see. 
3 Shout, ye little flock, and blest, 

You near Jesus' throne shall rest ; 



B.JL HYMN CI. CII. 



There your seats are now prepar'd, 
There your kingdom and reward. 

4 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand 
On the borders of your land : 
Jesus Christ, your Father's son, 
Bids you undismay'd, go on. 

5 Lord ! submissive make us go, 
Gladly leaving all below : 
Only thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow thee. 

HYMN 101. P. M. 7. 

Redeeming Love* 
I TVTOW begin the heav'nly theme, 

jj^l Sin<£ aloud in Jesus' name ; 

Ye, who Jesus' kindness prove ; 

Triumph in redeeming love. 
•2 Ye, who see the Father's grace, 

Beaming in the Saviour's face, 

As to Canaan on ye move, 

Praise and bless redeeming love. 

3 Mourning souls, dry up your tears ; 
Banish all your guilty fears, 

See your guilt, and curse remove, 
Cancell'dby redeeming love. 

4 Ye, alas ! who long have been 
Willing slaves of death and sin ! 
Now from bliss no longer rove, 
Stop, and taste redeeming love. 

5 Welcome, all by sin oppress'd — 
Welcome to his sacred rest : 
Nothing brought him from above, 
Nothing, but redeeming love, 

6 Hither, then, your music bring, 
Strike aloud each joyful string ; 
Mortals, join the hosts above — 
Join to praise redeeming love. 

HYMN 102. P. M. 7, 6. 
Divine light breaking into the Soul. 

1 SOMETIMES a light surprises 
^ The Christian while he sings ; 
It is the Lord who rises, 

With healing on his wings ; 
When comforts are declining, 

He grants the soul again 
A season of clear shining, 

To cheer it after rain. 

2 In holy contemplation, 

We sweetly then pursue 



54 HYMNCHL B.K 

The theme of God's salvation. 

And find it ever new : 
Set free from present sorrow, 

We cheerfully can say, 
Let the unknown to-morrow 

Bring with it what it may. 

3 It can bring with it nothing, 

But he will bear us thro', — 
Who gives the lilies clothing, 

Will clothe his people too : 
Beneath the spreading heavens, 

No creature but is led ; 
And he who feeds the ravens, 

Will give his children bread. 

4 Tho' vine nor fig-tree neither, 

Their wonted fruit should bear, 
Tho' all the fields should wither, 

Nor flocks nor herds be there ; 
Yet God the same abiding, 

His praise shall tune my voice : 
For while in him confiding, 

I cannot but rejoice. 

HYMN 103. L. P. M. 

The Christian Israel. 

1 FTHHUS far on life's perplexing path, 

J_ Thus far, thou Lord our steps hast led ; 
Snatch'd from the world's pursuing wrath, 
Unharm'd though floods hung o'er our head 
Like ransom'd Israel on the shore, 
Here then we pause, look back, adore. 

2 Strangers, and pilgrims here below, 
Like all our fathers in their day, 
We to the land of promise go, 
Lord by thine own appointed way ; 
Still guide, illumine, cheer our flignt? 
In cloud by day, in fire by night. 

3 Safety thy presence is, and rest, 
While, as the eagle o'er her brood, 
Flutters her pinions, stirs the nest, 
Covers, defends, provides them food, 
Bears on her wings, instructs to fly,— 
Thy love prepares us for the sky, 

4 Protect us through the wilderness, 
From fiery serpents, plague, and foe ; 
With bread from heav'n thy people bless, 
And living streams where'er we go ; 

Nor let our rebel hearts repine, 
Or follow any voice but thine. 



B. II. HYMN CIV. CV. U 

5 Thy holy law to us proclaim, 
But not from Sinai's top alone ; 
Hid in the rock-cleft, be thy name, 
Thy pow'r and all thy goodness shown ; 
And may we never bow the knee, 

Or worship any God but thee. 

6 When we have number'd all our years. 
And stand at length on Jordan's brink, 
Though the flesh fail with mortal fears, 
O let not then the spirit sink : 

But strong in faith, and hope, and love, 
Plunge through the stream to rise above, 
HYMN 104. C. M. 

Impatience for death sinfuL 

1 "¥y¥7^HY thus impatient to be gone ? 

▼ T Such wishes breathe no more ; 
Let him who lock'd thy spirit in, 
When meet unbolt the door. 

2 Why would'st thou snatch the victor's palin. 

Before the conquest's won ? 
Or wish to seize th' immortal prize, 
Ere yet the race is run 1 

3 Inglorious wish to haste away 

And leave thy work undone ! 
To serve thy Lord will please no less, 
Than praising round the throne. 

4 While thou art standing in the field, 

For bliss thou'lt riper grow ; 
Then wait the Lord's appointed time, 
Till he shall bid thee go. 

HYMN 105. P.M. 

The affections detached from Earth, and aspiring to 
Heaven. 

1 T WOULD not live alway : 1 ask not to stay 
X Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the 

way ; 

The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here, 
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its 
cheer. 

2 I would not live alway, thus fetter'd by sin ; 
Temptation without and corruption within : 
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled with 

fears, 

And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent 
tears. 

3 I would not live alway : no — welcome the 

tomb, 

Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its 
gloom ,* 



56 HYMN CVI. CVI1. B. II 

There, sweet be my rest, till he bid me arise 
To hail him in triumph descending the skies. 

4 Who, who would live alway, away from his God ; 
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright 

plains, 

And the noontide of glory eternally reigns : 

5 Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, 
Their Saviour and brethren, transported to 

greet : 

While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the 
soul ! 

HYMN 106. C. M. 

Passage through Life. 

1 ^\T& see k a rest beyond the skies, 

? ? In everlasting day ; 
Through floods and flames the passage lies, 
But Jesus guards the way. 

2 The swelling flood, and raging flame. 

Hear, and obey his word ,* 
Then let us triumph in his name, 
Our Saviour is the Lord. 

HYMN 107. P. M. 11. 

The Pilgrim of Zion. 

1 DAD pilgrim of Zion, tho' chasten'd awhile, 
^ Thro' this dark vale of tears, hope bids 

thee to smile ; 
Far spent is the night ; — see approaching the day 
That calls thee from sorrow, and sighing away. 

2 No tear of repentance, nor wave of the storm, 
Not a cloud shall e'er darken the light of that 

morn, 

Where thy sun sets no more, but forever shall 
shine, 

Unsullied in beauty, in glory divine. 

3 White thy robe, wash'd in blood, the price that 

was giv'n, 

To redeem thee from earth, and raise thee to 
heav'n ; 

Where love t>looms in peace, and blest joys 

feast thy sight, 
Where God is thy Glory, the Lord thy delight. 

4 O pilgrim, till then be thou instant m pray'r, 
Life's sorrows, and pains thy Redeemer will 

bear; 

Reposing in death, still the love that ne'er dies. 
Sheds light to conduct thee in peace to the skies. 



b. ii. h¥mn mm ctx. 



HYMN 108. P. M. 7, 6. 

Breathing after Heaven* 

1 T> ISE, my soul, and stretch thy wingfo 
M\ Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things, 

Tow'rd heav'n, thy native place. 
Sun, and moon, and stars decay — 

Time shall soon this earth remove ; 
Rise my soul, and haste away 

To seats prepar'd above. 

2 Rivers to the ocean run, 

Nor stay in all their course i 
Fires ascending seek the sun, 

Both speed them to their source ; 
go a soul that's born of God, 

Pants to view his glorious face ; 
Upward tends to his abode, 

To rest in his embrace. 

3 Fly me riches, fly me cares, 

While I that coast explore ; 
Flatt'ring world, with all thy snares. 

Solicit me no more. 
Pilgrims fix not here their home, 

Strangers tarry but a night ; 
When the last dear morn is come, 

They'll rise to joyful light. 

4 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn, 

Press onward to the prize ; 
Soon the Saviour will return, 

Triumphant in the skies : 
There we'll join the heav'nly train. 

Welcome 'dtopartake the bliss ; 
Fly from sorrow and from pain, 

To realms of endless peace. 

HYMN 109. C. M. 

The hope of Heaven supporting'. 

1 "T'lTTHEN I can read my title clear 

V V To mansions in the skies, 
1 bid farewell to every fear, 
And wipe my weeping eyes. 

2 Should earth against my soul engage. 

And hellish darts be hurl'd, 
Then I can smile at satan's rage, 
And face a frowning world. 

3 Let cares, like a wild deluge come* 

And storms of sorrow fall ; 
May I but safely reach my home ; 
My God, my heaVn ? my all * 



Si 



HYMN CX. CXL 



B, II. 



4 There shall I bathe my weary soul 
In seas of heav'nly rest ; 
And not a wave of trouble roll 
Across my peaceful breast. 

HYMN 110. CP. M. 

The heavenly prospect. 

1 T> EJOlCING now in glorious hope, 
XV We stand, and from the mountain top, 

View all the land below ; 
Rivers of milk and honey rise, 
And all the fruits of Paradise 

In endless plenty grow. 

2 A land where sin shall ne'er invade, 
Nor doubts shall cast a gloomy shade, 

With ev'ry blessing crown'a ; 
There dwells the Lord our righteousness 5 
And keeps his own in perfect peace, . 

And all his praise resound. 

3 May we this better land possess, 
When in this howling wilderness, 

No longer we shall rove,— 
Lord, help us humbly to rejoice, 
In hope we there shall hear thy voice, 

And sing redeeming love. 

Worship. 

HYMN ill. L. M. 

The Mercy Seat. 

% TjlRQM ev'ry stormy wind that blows, 
JF From ev'ry swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat, 
5 Tis found beneath the mercy seat. 

% There is a place, where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads ; 
A place than all besides more sweet, 
It is the blood-bought mercy seat. 

3 There is a scene, where spirits blend, 
Where friend holds fellowship with friend ; 
Though sunder'd far, by faith they meet, 
Around one common mercy seat. 

4 Ah ! whither could we flee for aid, 
When tempted, desolate, dismay 'd? 
Or how the hosts of hell defeat, 
Had sufPring saints no mercy seat ? 

5 There, there on eagle's wings we soar, 
And sin, and sense seem all no more ; 
And heav'n comes down our souls to greel> 
And glory crowns the mercy seat. 



B. II. HYMN CXILCXIII. 

6 O, let my hand forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold and still, 
This bounding heart forget to beat, 
If I forget the mercy seat. 

HYMN 112. C. M. 

Preparation for Prayer* 
I IT ORD, teach us how to pray aright, 
JLi With rev'rence, and with fear, 
Though dust and ashes in thy sight, 
We may, we must draw near. 
£ God of all grace, we come to thee, 
With broken, contrite hearts ; 
Give what thine eyes delight to see, 
Truth in the inward parts. 

3 Give deep humility — the sense 

Of godly sorrow give ; 
A strong desiring confidence 
To hear thy voice, and live :— 

4 Faith in the only sacrifice 

That can for sin atone ; 
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes, 
On Christ, on Christ alone ; — 

5 Patience to watch, and wait, and weep, 

Though mercy long delay ; 
Courage our fainting souls to keep, 
And trust thee though thou slay. 

6 Give these, and then thy will be done, 

Thus strengthen'd with all might, 
We by thy Spirit, and thy Son, 
Shall pray, and pray aright. 

HYMN 113. C. M. 

The nature of prayer. 

1 "DRAY'R is the soul's sincere desire, 
JL Utter'd or unexpress'd ; 

The motion of a hidden fire, 
That trembles in the breast. 

2 Pray'r is the burden of a sigh, 

The falling of a tear ; 
The upward glancing of an eye, 
When none but God is near. 

3 Pray'r is the simplest form of speech 

That infant lips can try ; 
Pray'r the sublimest strains that reach 
The majesty on high. 

4 Pray'r is the Christian's vital breath, 

The Christian's native air, 
The watch-word at the gates of death 
He enters heav'n with pray'r. 



60 HYMN CXIV.CXV. B. II. 



a Pray'r is the contrite sinner's voice, 
Returning from his ways ; 
While angels in their songs rejoice, 
And cry, " Behold, he prays !" 

6 In pray'r, on earth, the saints are one ; 

They're one in word and mind; 
When with the Father and the Son, 
Sweet fellowship they find. 

7 O thou, by whom we come to God, 

The life, the truth, the way. 
The path of pray'r thyseV hast trod : 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 

HYMN 114. L. M. 

Worshipping Jesus. 
2 O OFT be the gently breathing notes, 
k5 That sing the Saviour's dying love ; 
Soft as the ev'ning zephyr floats, 
Soft as the tuneful lyres above. 

2 Soft as the morning dews descend, 

While the sweet lark exulting soars; 
So soft to your Almighty Friend, 
Be ev'ry sigh your bosom pours. 

3 Pure as the sun's enliv'ning ray, 

That scatters life and joy abroad ; 
Pure as the lucid car of day, 

That wide proclaims its Maker, God. 

4 True as the magnet to the pole, 

So true let your contrition be — 
So true let all your sorrows roll, 
To Him who bled upon the tree, 
HYMN 115. C. M. 

Habitual devotion, 

1 T7GTHILST thee I seek, protecting Power ! 

v t Be my vain wishes still'd y 
And may this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be fill'd. 

2 Thy love the pow'r of thought bestow'd. 

To thee my thoughts would soar : 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd : 
That mercy I adore. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ! 
Each blessing to my soul most dear ? 
Because conferr'a by thee* 

4 In ev'ry joy that crowns my days, 

In ev'ry pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise? 
Or seek relief in pray'r. 



B. II. HYMN CXVL CXVIL CVI1I. 



5 When gladness wings my favor'd hour, 

Thy love my thoughts shall fill : 
Resign'd, when storms of sorrow low'r, 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear, 

The gath'ring storm shall see ; 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; 
That heart will rest on thee. 

HYMN us, CM. 

The devout request. 

1 T^ATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss, 
JO Thy sov'reign will denies. 
Accepted at thy throne of grace, 

Let this petition rise : 

2 " Give me a calm, a thankful heart, 

From ev'ry murmur free ; 
The blessings of thy grace impart, 
And make me live to thee. 

3 " Let the sweet hope that I am thine, 

My life and death attend ; 
Thy presence thro* my journey shine, 
And crown my journey's end." 
HYMN 117. C. M, 

Retirement. 

1 Xjl AR from the world, O Lord, I flee, 
X? From strife and tumult far ; 
From scenes where Satan wages still 

His most successful war. 

2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, 

With pray'r and praise agree : 
And seem by thy sweet bounty made 
For those who follow thee, 

3 Then if thy Spirit touch the soul, 

And grace her mean abode, 
Oh, with what peace and joy and love r 
She there communes with God ! 

4 There, like the nightingale, she pours 

Her solitary lays ; 
Nor asks a witness of her song, 
Nor thirsts for human praise. 

HYMN 118. C. M* 

Evening twilight. 
I T LOVE to steal awhile away 
JL From ev'ry cumb'ring care, 
And spend the hours of setting day, 
In humble, grateful pray'r. 
% I love in solitude to shed 
The penitential tear» 



m HYMN CXIX. CXX. B. 



And all His promises to plead, 
Where none but God can hear. 

3 I love to think on mercies past. 

And future good implore, 
And all my cares and sorrows cast 
On Him whom I adore. 

4 I love by faith to take a view 

Of brighter scenes in heav'n ; 
The prospect doth my strength renew. 
While here by tempests driv'n. 

5 Thus when life's toilsome day is o'er. 

May its departing ray 
Be calm as this impressive hour, 
And lead to endless day. 

HYMN 119. C. M. 

Evening worship. 

1 /~\ LORD, another day has flown, 
V-/ And we, a lonely band, 

Are met once more before thy throne. 
To bless thy fost'ring hand. 

2 And wilt thou bend a list'ning ear, 

To praises low as ours ? 
Thou wilt ! for thou dost love to hear 
The song which meekness pours. 

3 And Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign. 

As we before thee pray ; 
For thou didst bless the infant train. 
And we are less than they. 

4 O let thy grace perform its part, 

And let contention cease ; 
And shed abroad in ev'ry heart 
Thine everlasting peace * 

5 Thus chasten'd,cleans'd, entirely thine, 

A flock by Jesus led ; 
The sun of holiness shall shine, 
In glory on our head. 

6 And thou wilt turn our wand'ring feet, 

And thou wilt bless our way : 
Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet 
The dawn of lasting day. 

HYMN 120. L. M. 
Family worship. 
I T7IATHER of all, thy care we bless, 
J? Which crowns our families with peacr; 
From thee they spring, and by thy hand, 
They have been, and are still sustained. 
% To God, most worthy to be praisM, 
Be our domestic altars Tais'd i 



B.'II. HYMNCXXI. CXXfl. 

Who, Lord of heav'n, scorns not to dwell 
With saints, in their obscurest cell. 

3 To thee may each united house, 
Morning and night present its vows ; 
Our servants there, and rising race, 
Be taught thy precepts and thy grace. 

4 Oh, may each future age proclaim 
The honors of thy glorious name ; 
While pleas'd and thankful, we remove 
To join the family above. 

HYMN 121. P. M. 7. 

Saturday evening. 
1 ^< AFELY through another week, 
^ God has brought us on our way ; 
Let us now a blessing seek 

On th' approaching Sabbath day : 
Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest. 
% Mercies multiplied each hour, 

Through the week,our praise demand : 
Guarded by Almighty pow'r, 

Fed, and guided by his hand : 
Though ungrateful we have been, 
Only made returns of sin. 

3 While we pray for pard'ning grace, 

Through the dear Redeemer's name. 
Show thy reconciled face, 

Shine away our sin, and shame. 
From our worldly care set free, 
May we rest this night with thee. 

4 When the morn shall bid us rise, 

May we feel thy presence near ! 
May thy glory meet our eyes, 

When we in thy house appear. 
There afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting feast. 

5 May thy gospel's joyful sound, 

Conquer sinners, comfort saints ; 
Make the fruits of grace abound, 

Bring relief for all complaints : 
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove, 
Till we join the church above. 

HYMN 122. C. M. 
God speaking peace to hie people. 
1 TTNITE, my roving thoughts, unite, 
KJ In silence soft and sweet ; 
And thou, my soul, sit gently down 
At thy great Sov'reign's feet. 



64 HYMNCXXIII.CXXIV.CXXV. B.9 

% Jehovah's awful voice is heard, 
Yet gladly I attend ; 
For lo ! the everlasting God 
Proclaims himself my friend. 

3 Harmonious accents to my soul, 

The sounds of peace convey ; 
The tempest at his word subsides. 
And winds, and seas obey. 

4 By all its joys, I charge my heart 

To grieve his love no more ; 
But charm'd by melody divine, 
To give its follies o'er. 

HYMN 123. L. M. 

Commencement of Public Worship. 
I FTHHY presence, gracious God, afford— 
jL Prepare us to receive thy word ; 

Now let thy voice engage our ear, 

And faith be mixt with what we hear. 
3 Distracting thoughts and cares remove, 

And fix our hearts and hopes above ^ 

With food divine may we be fed, 

And satisfied with living bread. 
3 To us thy sacred word apply, 

With sov'reign pow'r and energy ; 

And may we in true faith and fear, 

Reduce to practice what we hear, 

HYMN 124. P.M. 8,7,4. 

At the close of worship. 

1 T ORD, dismiss us with thy blessing— 
1 A Fill our hearts with joy^ and peace ; 
Let us each, thy love possessing, 

j Triumph in redeeming grace ; 
Oh, refresh us ! 
Traveling through this wilderness. 

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, 

For thy Gospel's joyful sound ; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 

In our hearts and lives abound : 
May thy presence 
With us evermore be found. 

3 So, whene'er the signal's giv'n, 

Us from earth to call away ; 
Borne on angels' wings to heav'n, 
Glad to leave our cumb'rous clay, 
May we, ready, 
Rise and reign in endless day J 
HYMN 125. 

Social Worship. 
I € *TT7HERE two or three with sweet acc&fd* 
w ▼ Obedient to their sov'reign Lord, 



B A HYMN CXJCVI. CXXVn. CXXVIIL 



Meet to recount his acts of grace, 
And offer solemn pray'r and praise— 

2 " There, says the Saviour, will I be, 
Amid this little company ; 

To them unveil my shining face, 

And shed my glories round the place," 

3 We meet at thy command, dear Lord, 
Relying on thy faithful word ; 

Now send thy spirit from above, 
Now fill our hearts with heav'nly love* 

HYMN 126. 8s. 
Our God forever. 

1 rjlHIS God is the God we adore, 

JL Our faithful, unchangeable friend ; 
Whose love is as large as his pow'r, 
And neither knows measure nor end ; 

2 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last, 

Whose spirit shall guide us safe home, 
We'll praise him for all that is past, 
And trust him for all that's to come, 



Revival. 

HYMN 127. P. M . 8, 7. 

Declension of Rel igion lamented, 

1 f\NCE, O Lord, thy garden flourish'd, 
Vy Ev'ry part look'd gay and green ; 
Then thy word our spirits nourish'd, 

Happy seasons we have seen ! 

2 But a drought has since succeeded, 

And a sad decline we see ; 
Lord, thy lielp is greatly needed, 
Help can only come from thee. 

3 Some, in whom we once delighted, 

We shall meet no more below ; 
Some, alas ! we fear are blighted, — 
Scarce a single leaf they show. 

4 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither, 

Thou canst make them bloom again : 
Oh, permit them not to wither, 
Let not all our hopes be vain ! 

HYMM 128. P. M. 8, 7, 4. 
Prayer for a Revival. 
\ AVIOUR, visit thy plantation ; 
Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain i 
All will come to desolation, 
Unless thou return again, 



66 HYMN CXXIX. CXXX. B. 



Lord, revive us ; 
All our help must come from thee. 

2 Keep no longer at a distance ; 

Shine upon us from on high, 
Lest, for want of thine assistance, 
Every plant should droop and die. 

3 Let our mutual love be fervent, 

Make us prevalent in pray'rs ; 
Let each one esteem'd thy servant, 
Shun the world's bewitching snares. 

4 Break the tempter's fatal power : 

Turn the stony heart to flesh ; 
And begin from this good hour 
To revive thy work afresh. 

HYMN 129. L. M. 
Hoping far a revival. 

1 TT7HILE I to grief my soul gave way, 

▼ V To see the work of God decline, 
Me thought I heard the Saviour say — 
" Dismiss thy fears, the ark is mine. 

2 " Tho' for a time I hid my face, 
Rely upon my love and pow'r : 
Still wrestle at the throne of grace, 
And wait for a reviving hour. 

3 " Take down thy long neglected harp, 
I've seen thy tears and heard thy pray'r. 
The winter season has been sharp, 

But spring shall all its wastes repair,'* 

4 Lord, I obey, — my hopes revive ; 
Come, join with me, ye saints, and sing ; 
Our foes in vain against us strive, 

For God will help and triumph bring. 

HYMN 130. P. M. 8, 7. 

TheLoraVs Vineyard. 

1 ^EE the vineyard lately planted 

By thy hand, O Lord of hosts ! 
Let thy people's pray s r be granted — 

Keep it safe from hostile boasts ; 
Hear, O hear us when we pray — 
Keep thy vineyard night and day. 

2 Drooping plants revive, and nourish ; 

Let them thrive beneath thy hand ; 
Let the weak grow strong, and flourish, 

Blooming fair at thy command ; 
Let the fruitful yield thee more ; 
Laden with a faithful store. 
% Further, Lord, be thou intreated ; 

Plant the barren waste around ; 



B. II. HYMN CXXXI. CXXXII. 

Let thy work be thus completed, 
Ana no fruitless spot be found 5 
Let the earth a vineyard be, 
Consecrated, Lord, to thee, 

HYMN 131. P.M. 8,7.4. 

The triumphs of the Gospel, 

] "¥7^ES ! we trust the day is breaking ; 
JL Joyful times are near at hand : 
God, the mighty God, is speaking 
By his word in ev'ry land : 

When he chooses, 
Darkness flies at his command. 
% Let us hail the joyful season ; 
Let us hail the dawning ray. 
When the Lord appears, there's reason 
To expect a glorious day : 

At his presence 
Gloom and darkness flee away. 

3 While the foe becomes more daring ; 

While he enters like a flood ; 
God the Saviour, is preparing 

Means to spread his truth abroad ; 

Ev'ry language 
Soon shall tell the love of God. 

4 God of Jacob, high and glorious, 

Let thy people see thy hand ; 
Let the gospel be victorious, 
Thro' the world in ev'ry land : 

And the idols 
Perish, Lord, at thy command. 

HYMN 132. P. M. 8, 7. 

Love Divine. 

I^T OVE Divine, all love excelling ! 
X-i Joy of heav'n, to earth come down J 
Fix in us thy humble dwelling ; 

All thy faithful mercies crown. 
Jesus thou art all compassion ? 

Pure, unbounded love, thou art ! 
Visit us with thy salvation, 

Enter ev'ry trembling heart. 
3 Breathe, O breathe, thy loving Spirit 

Into ev'ry troubled breast ! 
Let us all in thee inherit, 

Let us find thy promis'd rest. 
Take away the love of sinning, 

Alpha and Omega be ; 
End of faith, as its beginning, 

Set our hearts at liberty* 



68 HYMN CXXXI1L CXXXIV, B. II 

3 Come, Almighty to deliver, 

Let us all thy life receive ! 
Suddenly return — and never — 

Never more thy temples leave ! 
Thee we would be always blessing, 

Serve thee as thy hosts above ; 
Pray, and praise tnee without ceasingj 

Glory in thy precious love. 

4 Finish, then,thy new creation ; 

Pure, unspotted may we be ; 
Let us see our whole salvation, 

Perfectly secur'd by thee : 
Chang'd from glory unto glory, 

Till in heav'n we take our place ; 
Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise i 

HYMN 133. P. M. 8, 7. 

Grateful Recollection* 

1 /^lOME, thou Fount of ev'ry blessing, 

Tune my heart to sing thy grace ; 

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for songs of loudest praise. 

Teach me some melodious sonnet, 
Sung by flaming tongues above ; 

Praise the mount— Pm nx'd upon it- 
Mount of God's unchanging love. 

2 Here I raise my Eben-Ezer, 

Hither by thy help Pm come ; 
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 

Safely to arrive at home. 
Jesus sought me when a stranger 

Wand'ring from the fold of God ; 
He to rescue me from danger, 

Interpos'd with precious blood. 

3 Oh ! to grace how great a debtor, 

Daily Pm constrain'd to be ! 
Let that grace now, like a fetter, 

Bind my wand'ring heart to thee : 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it — 

Prone to leave the God I love — 
Here's my heart — O take and seal it ; 

Seal it from thy courts above. 



monthly Concert. 

HYMN 134. C. M. 

Salvation. 

i ^ALVATION ! O, the joyful sound ! 
O 'Tis pleasure to our ears ; 



B. II. HYMN CXXXV. CXXXVL 



A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound, 

A cordial for our fears. 
% Buried in sorrow, and in sin, 

At hell's dark door we lay ; 
But we arise by grace divine 

To see a heav'nly day. 
3 Salvation I let the echo fly 

The spacious earth around, 
5 While all the armies of the sky 

Conspire to raise the sound. 

HYMN 135. H. M. 

Effects of the Gospel. 

1 1%/TARK the soft-falling snow, 
JLtJL And the descending rain I 
To heav'n, from whence it fell, 
It turns not back again ; 

But waters earth thro' every pore 
And calls forth all her secret store. 

2 Array'd in beauteous green 
The hills and vailies shine, 
And man and beast are fed 
By providence divine. 

The harvest bows its golden ears, 
The copious seed of future years. 

3 " So, saith the God of grace, 
My gospel shall descend, 
Almighty to effect 

The purpose I intend : 

Millions of souls shall feel its pow'r, 
And bear it down to millions more." 
HYMN 136. C. M. 

Beauty and strength of the Church, 

1 DAY, who is she that looks abroad 
k3 Like the sweet blushing dawn, 
When with her living light she paints 

The dew-drops of the lawn -1 

2 Fair as the moon when in the skies, 

Serene her throne she guides, 
And o'er the twinkling stars supreme 
In full orb'd glory rides ; 

3 Clear as the sun, when from the east, 

Without a cloud, he springs, 
And scatters boundless light and heat 
From his resplendent wings ; 

4 Tremendous as an host that moves 

Majestically slow, 
With banners wide display'd, all arm'< 
All ardent for the foe ! 33 



?0 HYMN CXXXVIL CXXXV1II. B. IJ 

5 This is the church by heav'n array'd 
With strength and grace divine ; 
Thus shall she strike her foes with dread> 
And thus her glories shine. 

HYMN 137. L.M. 
Prayer for the spread of the Gospel. 

1 riiHY people, Lord, who trust thv word, 

JL And wait the smilings of thy face, 
Assemble round thy mercy seat, 
And plead the promise of thy grace. 

2 We consecrate these hours to thee, 
Thy sov'reign mercy to entreat ; 
And feel some animating hope, 
We shall divine acceptance meet. 

3 Hast thou not promis'd to thy Son, 
That his dominion shall extend, 

Till ev'ry tongue shall call him Lord, 
And ev'ry knee before him bend ? 

4 Now let the happy time appear, 
The time to favor Zion come ; 
Send forth thy heralds far and near, 
To call thy banish'd people home. 

HYMN 138. P. M. 7, 6. 
Reply to the call of the heathen. 

1 1/iROM Greenland's icy mountains, 
JO From India's coral strand ; 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand ; 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain, 
They call us to deliver, 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What tho' the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, 
Tho' ev'ry prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile ; 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown ; 
The heathen in his blindness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, 
Shall we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation ! O Salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learn'd Messiah's name. 



B. II, HYMN CXXXIX. CXL, 71 



4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, 
And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till, like a sea of glory, 

It spreads from pole to pole ; 
Till o'er our ransom'd nature, 
The Lamb for sinners slain, 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 
In bliss returns to reign. 

HYMN 139. L. M. 

Prayer for ZiorVs increase. 

1 A RM of the Lord, awake, awake ! 

XX Put on thy strength— the nations shake* 
And let the world, adoring, see 
Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee. 

2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne, 
" I am Jehovah— God alone :" 
Thy voice their idols shall confound, 
And cast their altars to the ground. 

3 No more let human blood be spilt — 
Vain sacrifice for human guilt ! 
But to each conscience be applied, 
The blood that flow'd from Jesus' side. 

4 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim, 
In ev'ry land, of ev'ry name ; 

Let adverse pow'rs before thee fall, 
And crown the Saviour— Lord of all. 
HYMN 140. C. M. 

The latter day glory. 

\ T3EH0LD ! the mountain of the Lord, 
II In latter days shall rise 
Above the mountains and the hills, 
And draw the wond'ring eyes. 

2 To this the joyful nations round, 

All tribes and tongues, shall flow : 
"Up to the hill of God," they say, 
" And to his courts we'll go." 

3 The beams that shine on Zion's hill 

Shall lighten ev'ry land : 
The King who reigns in Zion's to.w'rs, 
Shall all the world command. 

4 No longer hosts encount'ring hosts, 

Their millions slain deplore : 
They hang the trumpet in the hall, 
And study war no more. 

5 Come then — Oh, come from ev'ry land, 

To worship at his shrine : 
And walking in the light of God, 
With holy beauties shine. 



72 HYMN CXLI. CXLII. B. 



HYMN 141. P. M. 7, 6. 

Blessings of ChrisVs reign. 

1 TTAIL to the Lord's anointed ! 
JlI Great David's greater Son : 
Hail in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free : 
To take away transgression, 

And rule in equity. 

2 He comes, with succor speedy, 

To those who suffer wrong ; 
To help the poor and needy, 

And bid the weak be strong ; 
To give them songs for sighing, 

Their darkness turn to light, 
Whose souls condemn t danddying, 

Were precious in his sight. 

3 He shall come down, like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And love and joy, like flowers, 

Spring in his path to birth : 
Before him on the mountains, 

Shall peace the herald go, 
And righteousness in fountains 

From hill to valley flow. 

4 For him shall pray'r unceasing,, 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His name shall stand forever 

That name to us is — Love. 

HYMN 142. C. M. 

77? e Prince of Peace. 
I T ET saints on earth their anthems raise ? 
JLj Who taste the Saviour's grace : 
Let heathens too proclaim his praise, 
And crown him" Prince of Peace." 
% Praise him, who laid his glory by, 
For man's apostate race ; 
Praise him, who stootrd to bleed and die, 
And crown him " Prince of Peace." 

3 Ye nations, lay your weapons down. 

Let war forever cease ; 
Tmmanuel for your Sov 'reign own, 
And crown him " Prince of Peace." 

4 We soon shall reach the heav'nly shore, 

To view his lovely face \ 



B. JI. HYMN CXLIII. CXEIV. 

His name forever to adore. 

And crown him " Prince of Peace." 

HYMN 143. P. M. 8, 7, 4. 

Longing for the spread of the Gospel* 

1 i^VER the gloomy hills of darkness ; 

Cheer'd by no celestial ray, 
Sun of Righteousness, arising, 
Bring the bright, the glorious day ; 

Send the gospel 
To the earth's remotest bound. 

2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness ! 

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light ! 
And from eastern coast to western, 
May the morning chase the night ; 

And redemption, 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel— 

Win and conquer, never cease ; 
May thy lasting, wide dominions 
Multiply and still increase ,• 

Sway thy sceptre, 
Saviour, all the world around. 

HYMN 144. L. M. 

For Christian Missionaries* 

1 Tl/FARK'D as the purpose of the skies, 
XtJL This promise meets our anxious eyes. 
That heathen worlds the Lord shall know, 
And warm'd with faith each bosom glow. 

2 E'en now the hallow'd scenes appear, 
E'en now unfolds the promis'd year, 
Lo ! distant shores thy heralds trace, 
And bear the tidings of thy grace. 

3 Midst burning climes and frozen plains, 
Where heathen darkness brooding reigns. 
Lord mark their steps, their fears subdue, 
And nerve their arm, and clear their view, 

4 When worn by toil, their spirits fail, 
Bid them the glorious future hail : 
Bid them the crown of life survey, 
And onward urge their conq'ring way. 

5 So on the Indian's gloomy night, 
The eastern star shall shed her light, 
And Jesus' hallow'd reign control 
The stormy passions of the soul. 

6 So shall Messiah's influence cheer 
His humble cot, which still is dear ; 
And heav'nly hope his soul pervade, 
Though life and time, and worlds shall fade 

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74 HYMN CXLV. CXLVI. CXLVH. B. n. 
HYMN 145. C. M. 

Farewell to Missionaries. 

1 /^i O, messenger of love, and bear, 
VJ Upon thy gentle wing, 

The song which seraphs love to hear. 
And angels joy to sing. 

2 Go, to the heart with sin opprest, 

And dry the sorr'wing tear ; 
Extract the thorn that wounds the breast, 
The drooping spirit cheer. 

3 Go, say to Zion, "Jesus reigns"— 

By his resistless pow'r, 
He binds his enemies with chains ; 
They fall to rise no more. 

4 Tell how the Holy Spirit flies, 

As he from heav'n descends— 
Arrests his proudest enemies, 
And changes them to friends. 

HYMN 146. P. M. 7. 

The song of Jubilee. 

1 TTARK ! the song of Jubilee, 
JLX Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fulness of the sea, 

When it breaks upon the shore = 
Hallelujah ! for the Lord, 

God omnipotent, shall reign ; 
Hallelujah ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main, 

2 Hallelujah I hark ! the sound, 

From the depth unto the skies, 
Wakes above, beneath, around, 

All creation's harmonies :— 
See Jehovah's banner furl'd, 

Sheath'd his sword : he speaks : 'tis done.. 
And the kingdoms of this world 

Are the kingdoms of his Son. 

3 He shall reign from pole to pole 

With illimitable sway : 
He shall reign, when like a scroll, 

Yonder heav'ns have pass'd away : 
Then the end ; — beneath his rod, 

Man's last enemy shall fall ; 
Hallelujah ! Christ in God, 

God in Christ, is all in all. 



Occasional. 

HYMN 147. P. M. 7. 

New Year. 

I X^CTHILE with ceaseless course the sun 
V V Hasted through the former year, 



B. II. HYMN CXLVIII. CXLIX, 75 



Many souls their race have run, 
Never more to meet us here. 

2 Fix'd in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below ; 
We a little longer wait, 
But how little — none can know. 

3 As the winged arrow flies, 

Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the lightning from the skies, 
Darts, and leaves no trace behind ,* 

4 Swiftly thus our fleeting days, 

Bear us down life's rapid stream ; 
Upwards, Lord, our spirits raise, 
All below is but a dream. 

5 Thanks for mercies past receive, 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live, 
With eternity in view. 

6 Bless thy word to young and old, 

Fill us with the Saviour's love ; 
And when life's short tale is told, 
May we dwell with thee above. 
HYMN 148. L. M. 

Prayer for the children of the church. 

1 r^EAR Saviour, if these Iambs should stray, 
JL/ From thy secure enclosure's bound, 
And, lur'dby worldly joys away, 

Among the thoughtless crowd be found. 

2 Remember still that they are thine, \ 

That thy dear sacred name they bear, 
Think that the seal of love divine, — 
The sign of cov'nant grace they wear. 

3 In all their erring, sinful years, 

Oh, let them ne'er forgotten be ; 
Remember all the pray'rs and tears, 
Which made them consecrate to thee. 

4 And when these lips no more can pray, 

These eyes can weep for them no more. 
Turn thou their feet from folly's way, 
The wand'rers to thy fold restore. 
HYMN 149. L. M. 
Poor Childrerts appeal to Christians, 

1 TN God's own house by silent night, 

_I_ The lamp of God was burning bright ; 
And there by viewless angels kept, 
Samuel the child securely slept. 

2 A voice unknown the stillness broke, 

" Samuel" it call'd, and thrice it spoke ; 



76 HYMN CL. CLL £. IL 

He rose — he ask'd whence came the word ? 
From Eli 7 No ; it was the Lord, 

3 Thus early call'd to serve his God, 
In paths of righteousness he trod ,* 
Prophetic visions fir'd his breast, 
And all the chosen tribes were blest. 

4 Speak, Lord ! and from our earliest days. 
Incline our hearts to love thy ways ; 
Thy wak'ning voice has reach'd our ear. 
Speak Lord to us, thy servants hear. 

5 And ye, who know the Saviour's love, 
And richly all his mercies prove ; 
Your timely, friendly aid afford, 
That we may early serve the Lord. 

HYMN 150. CM. 

The Traveller's Hymn. 

1 TTOW are thy servants bless'd, O Lord, 
11 How sure is their defence ! 
Eternal wisdom is their guide, 

Their help, Omnipotence. 

2 In foreign realms, and lands remote, 

Supported by thy care ; 
Thro' burning climes they pass unhurt, 
And breathe in tainted air. 

3 When by the dreadful tempest borne, 

High on the broken wave, 
They know thou art not slow to hear, 
Nor impotent to save. 

4 The storm is laid — the winds retire, 

Obedient to thy will : 
The sea that roars at thy command, 
At thy command is still. 

5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths, 

Thy goodness we'll adore ,* 
We'll praise thee for thy mercies past ; 
And humbly hope for more. 

HYMN 151. C. M. 
Lord's Supper. 

1 TF human kindness meets return, 
JL And owns the grateful tie ; 

If tender thoughts within us burn, 
To feel a friend is nigh ; 

2 Oh ! shall not warmer accents tell 

The gratitude we owe 
To Him, who died our fears to quell, 
Our more than Orphan's woe 1 

3 While yet his anguish'd soul survey'd 

Those pangs he would not flee. 



B. II. HYMN CLII. CLIIL 



What love his latest words displayed, 

" Meet and remember me." 
4 Remember thee ! thy death, thy shame* 

Our sinful hearts to share ! 
O memory ! leave no other name 

But his recorded there. 

HYMN 152. L. M. 

Seeking direction to the choice of a Pastor % 

1 ^HEPHERD of Israel, bend thine ear, 
JO Thy servants' groans indulgent hear ; 
Perplex'd, distress'd, to thee we cry, 
And seek the guidance of thine eye. 

2 Send forth, O Lord, thy truth and light, 
To guide our doubtful footsteps right : 
Our drooping hearts, O God, sustain, 
Nor let us seek thy face in vain. 

3 Return in ways of peace return, 
Nor let thy flock neglected mourn ; 
May our bless'd eyes a shepherd see, 
Dear to our souls, and dear to thee. 

HYMN 153. L. M. 

At the installation of a Minister. 

1 "¥y¥7"^ Wd thee welcome in the name 

W Of Jesus our exalted Head, — 
Come as a servant — so he came, 
And we receive thee in his stead. 

2 Come as a Shepherd ; guard and keep 
This fold from hell, and earth, and sin ; 
Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep, 
The wounded heal, the lost bring in. 

3 Come as a Watchman ; take thy stand 
Upon thy tow'r amidst the sky, 

And when the sword comes on the land, 
Call us to fight, or warn to fly. 

4 Come as an Angd, hence to guide 
A band of pilgrims on their way, 
That safely walking at thy side, 
We faint not, fail not, turn, nor stray. 

5 Come as a Teacher, sent from God, 
Charg'd his whole counsel to declare ; 
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod, 
While we uphold thy hands with pray'r, 

6 Come as a Messenger* of peace, 
Fill'd with the spirit, fir'd with love ; 
Live to behold our large increase. 
And die to meet us all above. 



m HYMN CLIV. CLV. CLVJ. B, II 



HYMN 154. C. M. 

The Ministerial office, 

1 T ET Zion's watchmen all awake, 
I A And take th' alarm they give ; 

Now let them, from the mouth of God, 
Their awful charge receive. 

2 'Tis not a cause of small import 

The pastor's care demands ; 
But what might fill an angel's heart — 
It fill'l a Saviour's hands. 

3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord 

Did heav'nly bliss forego ; — 
For souls, which must forever live, 
In raptures, or in wo. 

4 May they that Jesus, whom they preach, 

Their own Redeemer, see ; 
And watch thou daily o'er their souls, 
That they may watch for thee. 
HYMN 155. L. M, 

Prayer for a sick Minister. 

1 THOU, before whose gracious throne. 
\J We bow our suppliant spirits down ; 
Avert thy swift descending stroke, 

Nor smite the shepherd of the flock. 

2 Restore him, sinking to the grave ; 
Stretch out thine arm, make haste to save ; 
Back to our hopes and wishes give, 

And bid our friend and father live. 

3 Bound to each soul by tend'rest ties, 
In every breast his image lies : 
Thy pitying aid, O God, impart, 

Nor rend him from each bleeding heart. 

4 Yet, if our supplications fail, 

And pray'rs and tears cannot prevail ; 
Be thou his strength, be thou his stay, 
And guide him safe to endless day. 

HYMN 156. CM. 

Comfort under the loss of Ministers* 
l TyCTHAT— tho' the arm of conq'ring death. 
V V Does God's own house invade ; 
What— tho' the Prophet and the Priest 
Be number'd with tbe dead ! 
-2 Tho' earthly shepherds dwell in dust, 
The aged and the young ; 
The watchful eye in darkness clos'd, 
And mute th' instructive tongue ; 
3 Th' Eternal Shepherd still survives, 
New comforts to impart ; 



B. II. HYMN CLVII. CLVI1I. 



His eye still guides us, and his voice 

Still animates our heart. 
4 Then let our drooping hearts revive, 

And all our tears be dry ; 
Why should those eyes be drown'd in grief? 

Which view a Saviour nigh ! 



Seasons of Human £#ife* 

HYMN 157. CM. 

Importance of the season of Youth, 

1 f\ In the morn of life, when youth 
v/j With vital ardor glows, 

And shines in all the fairest charms 
That beauty can disclose, — 

2 Deep in thy soul, before its pow'rs 

Are yet by vice enslav'd, 
Be thy Creator's glorious name 
And character engrav'd : 

3 Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud 

The sunshine of thy days ; 
And cares and toils, in endless round, 
Encompass all thy ways : 

4 Ere yet thy heart the woes of age, 

With vain regret, deplore, 
And sadly muse on former joys, 
That now return no more. 

5 True wisdom, early sought and gain'd, 

In age will give thee rest : 
O, then improve the morn of life, 
To make its ev'ning blest ! 

HYMN 158. S. M. 

Youth the morning- of Ldfe. 

1 OWEET is the time of Spring, 

Whennature'scharms appear ; 
The birds with ceaseless pleasure sing, 
And hail the op'ning year. 

2 But sweeter far the spring 

Of wisdom, and of grace, 
When children bless, and praise their King, 
Who loves the youthful race. 

3 Sweet is the dawn of day, 

When light just streaks the sky, 
When shades and darkness pass away, 
And morning beams are nigh. 

4 But sweeter far the dawn 

Of piety in youth : 



30 HYMN CLIX. CLX. B. 

When doubt and darkness are withdrawn, 
Before the light of truth. 

5 Sweet is the early dew, 

Which gilds the mountain tops ; 
And decks each plant, and flow'r we view, 
With pearly, glitt'ring drops. 

6 But sweeter far the scene, 

On Zion's holy hill ; 
When there the dew of youth is seen, 
Its freshness to distil. 

7 Sweet is the op'ning flower, 

Which just begins to bloom, 
Which ev'ry day and ev'ry hour, 
Fresh beauties will atsume. 

8 But sweeter that young heart, 

Where faith, and love, and peace, 
Blossom, and bloom in ev'ry part, 
With sweet, and varied grace. 

9 0,may life's early spring, 

And morning, ere they flee, 
Youth's dew, and its fair blossoming, 
Be giv'n, my God, to thee. 

HYMN 159. L. M. 

Youth Warned. 

1 VT^E lovely bands of blooming youth, 

Jl Warn'd by the voice of heav'nly truth, 
Now yield to Christ your youthful prime, 
With all your talents and your time. 

2 Think on your end — nor thoughtless say, 
" I'll put far off the evil day 

Ah ! not a moment's in your pow'r, 
And death stands ready at the door. 

3 Eternity ! — how near it rolls ! 
Count the vast value of your souls ! 
Beware ! and count the awful cost, 

What they have gain'd whose souls are lost. 

4 Pride, sinful pleasures, lusts and snares, 
Beset your hearts, your eyes, your ears — 
Take the alarm — the danger fly ! 
Lord, save me, be your earnest cry. 

HYMN 160. CM. 

Middle age. 

1 A ND have I measur'd half my days, 
jljL And half my journey run, 

Nor tasted the Redeemer's grace, 
Nor yet my work begun ? 

2 The morning of my life is past ; 

The noon is almost o'er : 



B. II. HYMNCLXL CLXII. 



The night of death approaches fast, 
When I can work no more. 

3 O Thou who seest and know'st my grief, 

Thyself unseen, unknown, 
In mercy help my unbelief, 
And melt my heart of stone, 

4 Regard me with a gracious eye, 

The long sought blessing give. 
And bid me, at the point to die, 
Behold thy face, and live. 

HYMN 161. C. M. 
Old Age. 

1 T7TERNAL God ! enthron'd on high ! 
JlJ Whom angel hosts adore ; 

Who yet to suppliant dust art nigh, 
Thy presence I implore. 

2 Oh, guide me down the steep of age. 

And keep my passions cool ; 
Teach me to scan the sacred page, 
And practise ev'ry rule. 

3 My flying years time urges on, 

What's human must decay : 
My friends, my young companions, gone, 
Can I expect to stay ? 

4 Ah ! No — then soothe the mortal hour, 

On thee my hope depends ; 
Support me with almighty pow'r, 
While dust to dust descends. 

JLife and Death. 

HYMN 162. CM. 

Sickness sweetened, 

1 T'TT'HEN languor and disease invade 

\ v This trembling house of clay, 
'Tis sweet to look beyond my pains, 
And long to fly away. 

2 Sweet to look inward, and attend 

The whispers of his love : 
Sweet to look upward to the place 
Where Jesus pleads above. 

3 Sweet to look back, and see my name 

In life's fair book set down ; 
Sweet to look forward, and behold 
Eternal joys my own. 

4 Sweet to reflect, how grace divine, 

My sins on Jesus laid; 
Sweet to remember, that his blood, 
My debt of sufPring paid. 34 



AS HYMN CLXI1I. CLXIV. B. II. 



5 Sweet in his righteousness to stand, 

Which saves from second death ; 
Sweet t' experience day by day, 
His Spirit's quick'ning breath. 

6 Sweet on his faithfulness to rest. 

Whose love can never end : 
Sweet on his covenant of grace, 
For all things to depend. 

7 Sweet in the confidence of faith, 

To trust his firm decrees ; 
Sweet to lie passive in his hands, 
And know no will but his. 

8 If such the sweetness of the streams, 

What must the fountain^be, 
Where saints and angels draw their bliss, 
Immediately from thee, 

HYMN 163. S. M. 

Issues of Life and Death. 

1 /^\H, where shall rest be found, 
V/ Rest for the weary soul ! 
'Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound. 

Or pierce to either pole. 

2 The world can never give 

The bliss for which we sigh ; 
5 Tis not the whole of life to live, 
Nor all of death to die. 

3 Beyond this vale of tears 

There is a life above, 
Unmeasur'd by the flight of years — 
And all that life is love. 

4 There is a death whose pang 

Outlasts the fleeting breath : 
Oh ! what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death. 

5 Lord, God of truth and gr ace, 

Teach us that death to shun : — 
Lest we be driven from thy face, 
And evermore undone. 

6 Here would we end our quest — 

Alone are found in thee 
The life of perfect love — the rest 
Of immortality. 

HYMN 164. L. M. 

The living and the dead. 

I X1TTHERE are the dead ?— In heav'n or hell 
V V Their disembodied spirits dwell ; 
Their perish'd forms in bonds of clay, 
Reserv'd until the judgment day. 



B. II. HYMN CLXV. CLXVI. 



2 Who are the dead ? — The sons of time 
In ev'ry age, and state, and clime ; 
Renown'd, dishonored or forgot, 

The place that knew them, knows them not. 

3 Where are the living ? — On the ground 
Where pray'r is heard and mercy found ; 
Where in the compass of a span, 

The mortal makes th' immortal man, 

4 Who are the living ? — They whose breath 
Draws ev'ry moment nigh to death ; 

Of endless bliss or woe the heirs : 
Oh, what an awful lot is theirs ! 

5 Then, timely warn'd, ]etus begin 
To follow Christ and flee from sin ; 
Daily grow up in him our head, 
Lord of the living and the dead. 

HYMN 165. C. M 

Death of a Youth* 

1 "¥T7*HEN blooming youth is snatch'd away 

w \ By death's resistless hand, 
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay, 
Which pity must demand. 

2 While pity prompts the rising sigh, 
* O may this truth imprest 

With awful pow'f— I too must die — 
Sink deep in every breast. 

3 Let this vain world engage no more : 

Behold the gaping tomb ! 
It bids us seize the present hour ! 
To-morrow death may come. 

4 The voice of this alarming scene 

May ev'ry heart obey ; 
Nor be the heav'nly warning vain, 
Which calls to watch and pray. 

5 O let us fly, to Jesus fly, 

Whose pow'rful arm can save ; 
Then shall our hopes ascend on high, 
And triumph o'er the grave. 

HYMN 166. L. M. 

The death of the righteous. 

1 TTOW bless'd the righteous when he dies, 
JLX When sinks a weary soul to rest, 
How mildly beam the closing eyes, 

How gently heaves th' expiring breast. 

2 So fades a summer cloud away, 

So sinks the gale, when storms are o'er ; 
So gently shuts the eve of day, 
So dies a wave along the shore. 



84 HYMN CLXVIL CLXVIff. B. II. 



3 A holy quiet reigns around, 

A calm which me, nor death destroys ; 
Nothing disturbs that peace profound 
Which his unfetter 'd soul enjoys. 

4 Farewell, conflicting hopes, and fears, 
Where lights and shades alternate dwell ! 



Farewell, inconstant world, farewell. 
5 Life's duty done, as sinks the clay, 
Light from its load the spirit flies ; 
While heav'n and earth combine to say, 
How bless'd the righteous when he dies. 

The Resurrection and 
Judgment, 

HYMN 167. L. M. 



UNVEIL thy bosom, faithful tomb, 
Take this new treasure to thy trust ? 
And give these sacred relics room, 
To seek a slumber in the dust. 

2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear 
Invade thy bounds. No mortal woes 
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, 
While angels watch the soft repose. 

3 So Jesus slept ; — God's dying Son 
Pass'dthro'the grave and blest the bed ; 
Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne 
The morning break ,and pierce the shade* 

4 Break from his throne, illustrious morn ; 
Attend, O earth ! his sov'reign word ; 
Restore thy trust— a glorious form — 
Call'd to ascend and meet the Lord. 



1 fTlHRO' sorrow's night and danger's path, 

JL Amid the deep'ning gloom, 
We, soldiers of an injur'd King, 
Are marching to the tomb. 

2 There when the turmoil is no more, 

And all our pow'rs decay, 
Our cold remains, in solitude, 
Shall sleep the years away. 

3 Our labors done, securely laid 

In this our last retreat, 
Unheeded, o'er our silent dust, 
The storms of life shall beat. 

4 These ashes poor, this little dust a 

Our Father's care shall keep. 



How bright th' unchangi 




Hope in the resurrection. 



HYMN 168. C. M. 

Prospect of the resurrection. 



B. II. HYMN CLXIX. CLXX. 



Till the last angel rise, and break 
The long and dreary sleep. 
5 Then love's soft dew o'er ev'ryeye 
Shall shed its mildest rays, 
And the long silent dust shall burst 
With shouts of endless praise. 

HYMN 169. L. M. 

Christ's coming to Judgment* 

1 FTHHE Lord shall come, the earth shall quake. 

JL The mountains to their centre shake ,* 
And with'ring from the vault of night, 
The stars shall pale their feeble light. 

2 The Lord shall come, but not the same, 
As once in lowliness he came ; 

A silent lamb before his foes, 
A weary man, and full of woes. 

3 The Lord shall come ! a dreadful form, 
With rainbow wreath, and robes of storm, 
On cherub wings, and wings of wind, 
Appointed judge of all mankind. 

4 Can this be He, who wont to stray, 
A pilgrim on the world's highway, 
Oppress'd by pow'r, and mock'd by pride, 
The Nazareue, the crucified 1 

5 While sinners in despair shall call, 
"Rocks hide us, m juntains on us fall !'* 
The saints ascending from the tomb, 
Shall joyful sing, " the Lord is come." 



fleaven. 

HYMN 170. P. M. 11. 

The Christian's Home. 

scenes of confusion and creature com- 
XtjL plaints, 
How sweet to my soul is communion with saints ; 
To find at the banquet of mercy there's room, 
And feel in the presence of Jesus at home. 

2 Sweet bonds that unite all the children of peace I 
And thrice precious Jesus, whose love cannot 

cease ! 

Though oft from thy presence in sadness 1 
roam, 

I long to behold thee, in glory at home. 

3 I sigh from this body of sin to be free, 

Which hinders my joy and communion with 



86 HYMN CLXXL CLXXII. B. XL 



Though now my temptations like billows may 

foam, 

All, all will be peace, when Pm with thee at 
home. 

4 While here in the valley of conflict I stay, 

O give me submission and strength as my day ; 
In all my afflictions to thee would I come, 
Rejoicing in hope of my glorious home. 

5 Whate'erthou deniest, G give me thy grace, 
The Spirit's sure witness, and smiles of thy face ; 
Indulge me with patience to wait at thy throne, 
And find even now a sweet foretaste of home. 

6 I long, dearest Lord, in thy beauties to shine, 
No more as an exile in sorrow to pine, 

And in thy dear image, arise from the tomb, 
With glorified millions to praise thee, at home, 

HYMN 171. C. M. 

TVie heavenly Jerusalem anticipated. 
1 TERUSALEM, my happy home, 
*J Name ever dear to me ; 
When shall my labors have an end, 
In joy and peace, and thee. 
,2 When shall these eyes thy heav'n-built walls* 
And pearly gates behold ? 
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong, 
And streets of shining gold ? 

3 O when, thou city of my God, 

Shall I thy courts ascend ; 
Where congregations ne'er break up, 
And Sabbaths have no end ? 

4 There happier bow'rs than Eden's bloom, 

Nor sin, nor sorrow know ; 
Bless'd seats, through wild and stormy scene*. 
I onward press to you. 

5 Apostles, martyrs, prophets there, 

Around my Saviour stand ; 
And soon my friends in Christ below, 
Will join the glorious band. 

6 Jerusalem, my happy home ! 

My soul still pants for thee, 
Then shall my labors have an end, 
When I thy joy shall see. 

HYMN 172. P.M. 7 

Saints in Heaven. 
\ TTIGH in yonder realms of light, 
TX Dwell the raptur'd saints above 



B, II. DOXOLOGIES. 



Far beyond our feeble sight, 

Happy in Immanuel's love. 
Pilgrims in this vale of tears, 

Once they knew, like us below, 
Gloomy doubts, distressing fears, 

Tort'ring pain and heavy wo. 

2 Oft the big unbidden tear, 

Stealing down the furrow'd cheek, 
Told, in eloquence sincere, 

Tales of wo they could not speak. 
But these days of weeping o'er, 

Fast this scene of toil and pain, 
They shall feel distress no more, 

Never — never weep again 1 

3 'Mid the chorus of the skies, 

'Mid th' angelic lyres above, 
Hark — their songs melodious rise, 

Songs of praise to Jesus,love ! 
Happy spirits ! ye are fled, 

Where no grief can entrance find, 
Lull'd to rest the aching head, 

Sooth'd the anguish of the mind ! 

4 All is tranquil and serene, 

Calm and undisturb'd repose — 
There no cloud can intervene — 

There no angry tempest blows ! 
Ev'ry tear is wip'd away, 

Sighs no more shall heave the breast ! 
Night is lost in endless day — 

Sorrows — in eternal rest ! 



DOXOIiOGXES. 

1. L. M. 

TO God the Father ; God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, three in one, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given, 
By all on earth, and all in heaven. 

2. L. M. 

PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow^ 
Praise him all creatures here below, 
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host, 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

3. C. M. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghosts 
The God whom we adore ; 
Be glory as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermorev 



DOXOLOGIES. b. II 



4. CM. 

TO praise the Father and the Son, 
And Spirit all divine, 
The One in Three, and Three in One, 
Let saints and angels join. 

5. S. M. 
r¥10 the Eternal Three, 

JL In will and essence one, 
To Father, Son and Spirit be 
Co-equal honors done. 

6. H. M. 

TO God the Father's throne. 
Perpetual honors raise. 
Glory to God the Son, 
And to the Spirit praise : 
With all our powr's, Eternal King, 
Thy name we sing, while faith adores. 

7. L. P. M. 

NOW to the Great, and sacred Three, 
The Father, Son, and Spirit, be 
Eternal power and glory giv'n, 
Thro' all the worlds where God is known, 
By all the angels near the throne, 

And all the saints in earth, and heav'n. 

8. C. P. M. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God, whom Heavn's triumphant host, 
And saints on earth adore ; 
Be glory as in ages past, 
As now it is, and so shall last, 
When time shall be no more. 

9. P. M. 7. 

SING we to our God above, 
Praise eternal as his love, 
Praise him all ye heav'nly host. 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. • 

10. P. M. 7. 

PRAISE the name of God most high, 
Praise him, all below the sky, 
Praise him, all ye heav'nly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost : 
As through countless ages past, 
Evermore his praise shall last. 

11. P. M. 8, 7. 

PRAISE the Father, earth, and heaven, 
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise, 
As it was, and is, be given, 
Glory through eternal days. 



B. II. DOXOLOGIES. 



12. P. M. 8, 7, 4. 

FATHER, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
Thou, the God whom we adore, 
May we all thy love inherit, 
To thine image us restore, 
Vast eternal ! 
Praises to thee evermore. 

13. P. M. 7,6. 

TO the Father, to the Son, 
And spirit ever bless'd, 
Everlasting Three in One, 

All worship be address'd. 
Praise from all above, below, 
As throughout th' ages past, 
Now is giv'n, and shall be so 
While endless ages last. 

14. P.M. 11,8. 

ALL praise to the Father, all praise to the Son, 
All praise to the Spirit, thrice bless'd, 
The Holy, Eternal, Supreme Three in One, 
Was, is, and shall still be address'd. 

15. P. M. 11. 

O Father Almighty, to thee be address'd, 
With Christ and the Spirit, one God ever 
bless'd, 

All glory, and worship from earth, and from heav'n. 
As was, and is now, and shall ever be giv'n. 

16. P. M, 8, 7. 
Apostolic Be /; ediction . 

1 IV/TAY the grace of Christ the Saviour, 
1.T JL And the Father's boundless love. 
With the Holy Spirit's favor, 

Rest upon us from above. 

2 Thus may we abide in union, 

With each other, and the Lord, 
Andpossess in sweet communion, 
Joys which earth cannot afford. 

17. L. M. 

The peace of God, fyc Phil. iv. 7. 

1 f I ^HE peace, which God alone reveals, 

JL And by his word of grace imparts, 
Which only the believer feels, 
Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts. 

2 And may the holy Three in One, 
The Father, Word, and Comforter, 
Pour an abundant blessing down, 
On ev'ry soul assembled here. 



A TABLE 

To find any Psalm, or Part of a Psalm, by the first line. 



Page. 

ALMIGHTY Ruler of the skies 11 
Almighty God, appear and save 14 
Are sinners now so senseless &c. 16 
Arise, my gracious God 19 
Amid thy wrath remember love 47 
As pants the hart for cooling &c 51 
A word in season, spoke with &c. 64 
Are all the foes of Zion fools 65 
Among th' assemblies of the great 94 
And will t he God of grace 94 
Among the princes, earthly gods 97 
Again, my tongue thy silence &c. 129 
Awake, my soul, with fervent &c. ib. 
Arise, O king of grace, arise 157 
Awake, ye saints, to praise &c. 160 
All ye that love the Lord, rejoice 177 

Behold ! the lofty sky 24 
Behold ! the morning sun 25 
Blest is the man, for ever blest 39 
Blest is the nation where the Lord 40 
Behold the love, the gen'rous love 43 
Behold the blest Redeemer comes 50 
Blest is the man whose bowels &c. 51 
Behold ! O God, what cruel foes 91 
Blest are the souls that hear &c. 102 
Before Jehovah's awful throne 115 
Behold ! the stately cedar stands 121 
Behold the sure foundation Stone 137 
Blest are the undefil'd in heart 138 
Behold thy waiting servant, Lord 143 
Blest are the sons of peace 158 
By Babel's stream the captives sate 162 

Children in years and &c. 42 
Gome, sound his praise abroad 1 10 
Come, let our souls address the &c. Ill 
Consider all my sorrows, Lord 145 

David rejoic'd in God his strength, 28 
Deep in our hearts let us record 79 

Early, my God, without delay 72 
Exalt the Lord our God 114 

Fools in their hearts believe and say 16 
Far as thy name is known 58 
From foes that round us rise 69 
Father, I sing thy wondrous &c. 80 
For ever shall my song record 10L 



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From age to age exalt his name 126 
From all that dwell below the &c. 136 
Father, I bless thy gentle hand 147 
Firm and unmov'd are they 152 
For ever blessed be the Lord 169 

Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame 36 
God of my life, look gently down 49 
God is our refuge in distress 56 
Great is the Lord our God 57 
God counts the sorrows of his saints 68 
Great God, indulge my humble &c. 72 
Great God attend to my complaint 73 
God of my childhood, and my youth 82 
Great God whose universal sway 83 
God my supporter and my hope 85 
Great Shepherd of thine Israel 92 
Great God attend, while Zion sings 95 
God in his earthly temple lays 99 
God, from his cloudy cistern, pours 121 
Give thanks to God, invoke &c. 123 
God of eternal love 125 
Give thanks to God ; he reigns &c. 126 
Jod of my mercy and my praise 130 
Great is the Lord, his works of &c. 132 
Great is the Lord, exalted high 159 
Give thanks to God, most high 160 
Give to our God immortal praise 162 

How long, O Lord shall I &c. 15 
How fast their guilt and &c. 18 
How many Ebenezers stand 38 
How pleasing is thy voice 75 
How long, eternal God, how long 86 
How awful is thy chast'ning rod 89 
How pleasant, how divinely fair 95 
Liear what the Lord in vision said 103 
He, that hath made his refuge &c 106 
He reigns : the Lord, the &c. 112 
Hear me, O God, nor hide &c. 117 
Happy is he that fears the Lord 132 
How shall the young secure &c. 140 
How did my heart rejoice to hear 151 
Had not the Lord, may Israel say 152 
Happy the city, where their sons 170 

In anger, Lord, rebuke me not 9 
I love the volume of thy word 26 
In thee, great God, with songs &c. 27 
I lift my soul to God 32 



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I will extol thee, Lord, on high 36 
Into thy hand, O God of truth 37 
I waited patient for the Lord 49 
In Judah, God of old was known 88 
It is the Lord our Saviour's hand 118 
I love tne Lord , he heard my cries 1 35 
If G od succeed not, all the cost 154 
Is there ambition in my heart 156 
I love thy kingdom, Lord 163 
I'll praise my Maker with my &c. 172 
In Zion's sacred gates 177 

Just are thy ways, and true &c. 21 
Jesus, my Lord, doth condescend 30 
Jesus, my Shepherd, lives ib. 
Judge me, O Lord, and prove &c. 33 
Judges, who rule the worid by laws 69 
Jesus shall reign whene'er the sun 83 
Jesus, my God, my ail in all 98 
Jehovah reigns : He dweels in 108 
Joy to the world ; the Lord is &c. 113 
Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy thronel31 
Jesus, the Priest, ascends the &c. ib. 

Keep me from fainting in my &c. 147 

Lord, thou wilt hear me when &c. 8 
Lord, in the morning thou shalt &c 8 



Lord, what was man, when &c. 11 
Lord, when iniquities abound 15 
Lord I am thine ; but thou wilt &c 19 
Lord, thou hast form'd my &c. 21 
Lord, I will bless thee all my days 41 
Lord, we have heard thy works &c. 54 
Let Zion in her king rejoice 56 
Lord, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin 63 
Let sinners take their course 67 
Lord, thou hast scourg'd our &c. 70 
Let God arise in all his might 77 
Lord, when thou didst ascend &c. 78 



Let children hear the mighty deeds 90 
Lord, thou has planted with &c. 92 
Lord, when thy vine in Canaan &c. 93 
Lord of the worlds above 96 
Lord, thou hast call'd thy grace &c. 97 
Lord, in a day of pow'r divine 100 
Lord, if thine eyes survey our &c. 105 
Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand 108 
Let Zion and her sons rejoice 118 
Lord, thou hast heard thy &c. 136 
Lord, I esteem thy judgments &c. 141 
HLet all the heathen writers join ib. 
Lord, I have made thy word &c. 142 
Lo ! what an entertaining sight 158 
Lord, in those dark and dismal &c 163 
Lord, when I count thy &c. 166 
Lord, what is man, poor feeble &c. 170 



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Let ev'ry tongue thy mercy speak 171 
Let Zion praise the mighty God 174 
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord 176 

My God, the tempter would &c. 7 
My trust is in my heav'nly friend 10 
My refuge is the God of love 13 
My God, my God, why hast &c. 28 
Mine eyes and my fiesire 33 
My heart rejoices in thy name 38 
My God, the steps of pious men 46 
My spirit sinks within me, Lord 52 
My God defend my cause 53 
My God, preserve my soul 66 
My God, in whom are all the &c. 68 
My soul of thy protection sure 71 
My spirit looks to God alone ib. 
My God, permit my tongue 73 
My Cod, my everlasting hope 81 
My Saviour' My Almighty Friend 82 
My never ceasing songs shall &c. 101 
Mercy and judgment are my song 116 
My soul, repeat his praise 119 
My soul, thy great Creator praise 120 
My God, consider my distress 144 
My soul lies cleaving to the dust 146 
My God, what inward grief I feel 166 
My God, while impious men 167 
My God, accept my early vows ib. 
My righteous Judge, my &c. 168 
My God, my King, thy &c. 170 

Now, saith the spirit of the Lord 6 
Now may the God of pow 'r and &c. 26 
Now let our mournful songs record 30 
Now plead my cause, &c. 45 
Now be my heart inspir'd to sing 55 
Now shall my solomn vows be paid 76 
Not to ourselves, who are but dust 134 

O Lord, how many are my foes 6 
O God of grace and righteousness 7 
O Lord, our heav'nly King 10 
Our rulers, Lord, with songs of &c. 27 
O God of grace, my cry attend 35 
O Lord, thy mercy, my sure hope 44 
O for a shout of sacred joy 57 
O thou, that hear'st when <kc. 63 
O God. my refuge, hear my cries 66 
O thou, whose justice reigns &c. 67 
O thou, whose hand the &c. 80 
O what a stiff rebellious house 90 
Our God, our help in ages past 105 
O God, to whom revenge belongs 109 
Of justice and of grace I sing 116 
O bless the Lord, my soul 119 
O how I love thy holy law 140 



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O that the Lord would guide &c. 143 
O that thy statutes ev'ry hour 145 
O thou, whose grace and &c. 151 
O happy man, whose soul is fill'd 154 
Out of the depths of long distress 155 

Preserve me, Lord, in time of need 17 
Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee 74 
Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name 159 
Praise ye the Lord : my heart &c. 172 
Praise ye the Lord : His good &c. 173 
Praise ye the Lord : all nature &c. 178 

Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord 40 
Remember, Lord, our mortal state 103 
Return, O God of love, return 105 
Remember all my sorrows, Lord 148 

Save me, O Lord, from ev'ry foe 18 
Soon as I heard my Father say 34 
Show pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive 62 
Sing, all ye nations, to the Lord 76 
Shine on our land, Jehovah, shine 77 
Sure there's a righteous God 84 
Sing to the Lord aloud 93 
Salvation is for ever nigh 97 
Stretch'd on the bed of grief 99 
Shall man, O God of light and life 100 
Sweet is the work, nvy God, &c. 107 
Sing the Lord Jehovah's name 110 
Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands 111 
Sing to the Lord most high 115 
Songs of immortal praise belong 131 
See what a living stone 138 
Searcher and Saviour of my soul 148 
Sweet is the mem'ry of thy grace 171 

The man is ever blest 5 
Th' eternal Son with pow'r array'd 6 
Thee will I love, O Lord, my &c. 20 
To thine almighty arm we owe 22 
To bless the Lord, our God, in &c 23 
The heav'ns declare thy glory, &c. 25 
This spacious earth is all the Lord's 31 
The Lord of glory is my light 34 
Thro' all the changing scenes of life 41 
The Lord for ever guards the just 42 
Thus I resolv'd before the Lord 48 
Teach me the measure of my days ib. 
The wonders, Lord, thy love &c. 50 
The King of saints, how fair his face 55 
The Lord the Judge, before &c. 60 
Thus saith the Lord, the &c. ib. 
The Lord, the Judge, his &c. 61 
The God of glory sends his &c. 62 
There is a God, all nature cries 65 
' Tis by thy strength the &c. 74 



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'Twas for my sake, eternal God 79 
The mem'ry of Christ's &c. 84 
To thee, most high and holy God 87 
To God I cried with mournful &c. 88 
Thro' ev'ry age, eternal God 104 
The heathen know thy glory, Lord 112 
The Lord is come, the heav'ns &c. ib. 
The Almighty reigns, exalted &c. 113 
To our almighty Maker, God ib. 
The Lord, Jehovah, reigns 114 
The Lord the sov'reign King 120 
Thus were the tribes from &c. 124 
To God the great, the ever blest 125 
Thy works of glory, mighty Lord 1 27 
Thus the eternal Father spake 130 
The Lord appears my helper now 136 
This is the day, the Lord &c 137 
To thee, before the dawning light 139 
Thou art my portion, O my God ib. 
Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord 142 
The least, the feeblest of the sheep 149 
Thcu God of love, thou ever blest ib. 
To Zion's hill I lift my eyes 150 
The Lord in Zion plac'd his &c. 157 
Thou, Lord, by strictest &c. 165 
To God I made my sorrows &c 168 

Upward 1 lift mine eyes 150 
Up from my youth may Israel say 155 

Vast are thy works, Almighty &c 122 
Vain man, on foolish &c. 127 

Why did the heathen madly rage 5 
With my whole heart I'll raise &c 12 
When the great Judge, &c. ib. 
Why doth the Lord stand off so far 13 
Why do the men of malice rage ib. 
Who shall ascend thy heav'nly &cl7 
When God is nigh, my faith &c. 18 
We love thee, Lord, and we adore 22 
Writhing in pain, our Saviour &c. 29 
Where shall the man be found 32 
While I keep silence and conceal 39 
When man grows bold in sin 44 
Why should I vex my soul and fret 45 
Why do the wealthy wicked boast 46 
Why doth the man of riches grow 5S 
Why should the haughty Szc . 64 
When overwhelm' d with grief 71 
We bless the Lord, the just, Sec. 78 
Will God for ever cast us off 86 
When Israel sinn'd the Lord kc. frt 
While life prolongs its precious &c. 99 
With rev'rence let thy saints &c. 102 
Who will arise and plead my right 109 
When Pharaoh dar'd to vex &c. 124 



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When Gvd, provok'd with &c. 128 
When Israel freed from &c. 133 
What shall I render to my God 135 
With my whole heart I've &c 144 
When pain and anguish seize &c. 146 
When God restor'd our &c. 153 
When God reveal' d his &c. ib. 
Where shall we go, to seek &c. 156 
With all my pow'rs of heart &c. 164 



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When I with pleasing wonder &c. 166 
With songs and honours &c. 174 

Ye sons of pride that hate the just 59 
Yet (saith the Lord) if David's raee 103 
Ye sons of men, a feeble race 107 
Ye servants of th' Almighty King 133 
Ye that obey th' immortal King 159 
Ye tribes of Adam, join 175 



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ADAM in Paradise was plac'd 184 
AH hail, thou great Tmmanuel 190 
Almighty God we praise, and own 196 
Almighty Father, gracious Lord 200 
And did the holy and the jnst 213 
And must this body die Mi 
Amazing grace ! how sweet &c. 226 
Attend, ye children of your God 232 
A good high priest is come 237 
Am I a soldier of the cross 254 
Among the princes, earthly gods 259 
Ascend thy throne, Almighty &c. 260 
As when the weary trav'iler gains 266 
Amen ! My Father h^ars my &c. 267 
At thy command, our dearest &c. 275 
Awake, awake the sacred song 285 
Alas ! how chang'el that lovely &c. 304 
Awake, and sing the song 314 

Behold the woman's promis'd seed 191 
Begone unbelief 193 
Beneath a num'rous train of ills 198 
Bright King of glory, dreadful God 307 
Behold what wondrous grace 203 
Behold the sin-atoning Lamb 213 
Behold ! the potter moulds the clay 223 
Blest be the tie that binds ib. 
Blest Jesus, source of ev'ry grace 225 
By faith in Christ we're justified 229 
Behold what condescending love 234 
Blow ye the trumpet, blow 240 
Bright as the sun's meridian blaze 260 
Biest be th' Eternal Infinite 284 
Blest is the man whose heart &c. 301 
Behold ! the grace appears 313 
Behold the saints, belov'd of God 314 

Come, ye that love the &c. 208 
Come, Holy Spirit, heav'nly dove 222 
Can creatures, to perfection, find 246 
Come, dearest Lord, and feed &c. 249 

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Clamour and wrath, and war &c. 251 
Come, shout aloud the &c. 259 
Come in, ye blessed of the Lord 270 
Christ, the Lord, is ris'n to-day 285 

Dear Saviour, we are thine 186 
Destruction's dang'rous road 192 
Dearest of all the names above 211 
Day of judgment, day of wonders 219 
Dear Lorch and shall thy &c. 223 
Dare we indulge our wrath <&c 251 
Descend from heav'n, <&c. 
Death, with his dread &c t 
Death ! 'tis a melancholy day 
Death cannot make our souls &e. 303 
Death may dissolve my body now 306 



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295 
302 



Eternal King! the greatest, best 187 
Enslav'd by sin, and bound Szc. 188 
Ere the blue heav'ns were &c. 190 
Eternal Spirit i we confess 221 
Eternal God ! almighty cause 245 
Eternal SoWeign of the sky 250 
Eternal Pow ; r ! whose high abode 259 
Eternal King, enthrori'd above 258 
Eternity ! stupendous theme 280 
Eternal life ! how sweet the sound ib. 
Eternal source of every joy 283 



Faith !— 'tis a precious grace 

Far, far beyond these lower skies 
j Forgiveness?- 'tis a joyful sound 
1 Father of mercies, in thy word 

Father of faithful A bra' in, hear 
I Frequent the day of God returns 289 

Father of mercies, send thy. gcaee 301 



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217 

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238 
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God, in the gospel of his Son 191 
God moves in a mysterious way 199 
God, with vs I O glorious name 209 
Go preach my gospel, saith the <f*c. 23D 



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*ofreat source of order, Maker &c. 250 
Great God, thy holy law commands 253 
"Grace has enabled me to love 255 
God of our lives thy constant &c. 283 
Great God, we sing thy &c. 284 
Great God, to thee my ev'ning &c. 288 
Great Father of mankind 290 
Great God, the nations of the &c. 293 
Great Ruler of the earth and &c. 296 

How sweet the name of Jesus &C.202 
Hark the giad sound ! the &c. 210 
Hear what the voice from &c. 214 
How long shali death, the &c. 226 
How happy are the souls above 227 
How sweet and awful is the place 237 
How can I sink with such a prop 241 
How vast the benefits divine 242 
Holy and rev'rend is the name 247 
How sweet, how heav'nly is &c 252 
Hark ! the voice of love and &c. 270 
How condescending, and how &c. 272 
How rich are thy provisions, Lord 274 
Here at thy table, Lord, we meet 275 
Hosanna, with a cheerful sound 288 
How beauteous are their feet 290 
Hark! from the tombs a &c. 306 
Hear what the voice from &c. 307 

Infinite grace : and can it be 188 
It shall be well let sinners know 201 
I'm not asham'd to own my &c. 202 
In Christ I've all my soul's desire 205 
Immortal God, on thee we call 213 
I know that my Redeemer lives 216 
It is the Lord — enthron'd in light 262 
In sweet exalted strains 291 
I prayed the Lord, that I might &c. 309 
In God the Father I believe 310 

Jesus, my love, my chief delight 203 
Jesus, the spring of joy divine ib 
Join all the glorious names 205 
Jesus, we bless thy Father's name 207 
Jesus the Lord our soul? adore 218 
Jesus, we sing thy matchless &c. ib. 
Join, all who love" the &c. 229 
Jesus invites-his saints 236 
Jesus, in thee our eyes behold ib 
Jesus is gone above the skies 171 
Jesus, once for sinners slain 274 
Jesus, my Lord, how rich thy fee. 300 
Jesus j our souls' delightful choice 308 

Let thoughtless thousands &c. 181 
Lord, how secure my &c. 183 
Long ere the sun began his days 195 



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Let them neglect thy glory, Lord 195 
Lord, when our raptur'd &a 196 
Let others boast how strong &c. 197 
Lo t he cometh i countless &c. 220 
Let party names no more 224 
Lord, at thy feet I prostrate fall 225 
Lord, thy imputed righteousness 228 
Lord we adore thy matchless ways 244 
Let me but hear my Saviour say ib 
Let those who bear the &c. 248 
Look up, ye saints, with sweet &c. 261 
Lord, at thy feet we sinners lie 264 
Let me, my Saviour and my God 265 
Let us adore th' eternal Word 272 
Lord, I am thine, entirely thine ib 
Lord at thy table I behofd 277 
Lo ! on a narrow neck of land 281 
Look down, O God, with &c 293 
Lord, I am pain'd ; but I resign 297 
Lord, in thy temple we appear 313 
Lo ! he comes with clouds &c. 315 
Mistaken souls ! that dream of &c. 193 
My Saviour God, my &c. 231 
Most holy God, thy precept's just 252 
Most gracious Father, God of all 263 
My God, thy service well demands 298 

No strength of nature can suffice 182 
Now back with humble shame &c. 185 
Not all the n obles of the earth 206 
Now to the Lord that made &c. 219 
No more, my God, I boast no &c. 230 
Not the malicious or profane 243 
Now from the altar of our hearts 288 
Now. let our hearts conspire &c. 302 
Now, be the God of Israel bless'd 312 

Our nature's totally deprav'd 186 
O Christ, thou glorious King, &c. 207 
O Lord, when faith with fixed &c. 211 
Our Lord is risen from the dead 217 
O Lord, my soul convicted stands 256 
Our Father, thron'd inheav'n &c. 257 
Our grateful tongues, &c. 266 
O the sweet wonders of that cross 277 
Once more, my soul, the rising day 287 
O what stupendous mercy shines 300 
O for a closer walk with God 308 
Our souls shall magnify the Lord 312 

Pity a helpless sinner, Lord 273 
Peace, 'tis the Lord Jehovah's &c. 305 

Resistless Sov'reign of the skies 197 

Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest 248 

Religion is the chief concern 254 

Rejoice, believer in the Lord 265 



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Rejoice, the Lord is King 286 

Substantial comfort will not grow 181 
Sin, like a venomous disease 185 
Salvation ! O melodious sound 189 
Submissive to thy will, my God 202 
Stretch'd on the cross the &c. 212 
Sinners rejoice, 'tis Christ &c. 212 
Saints in their graves lie down &c. 214 
Shout : for the blessed Jesits &c. 222 
Saviour divine, we know thy name 228 
Self-righteous souls on works rely 230 
Sinners, the voice of God regard 240 
So let our lips and lives express 242 
Shall we go on to sin 243 
Sacred wedlock ! law of heav'n 252 
So v' reign of all the worlds on high 258 
Shout and proclaim the &c. 278 
Stern winter throws his icy chains 282 
See how the mounting sun 287 
Shepherd of Israel, thou dost keep 292 
See, gracious Lord, before &c. 295 
Sov' reign of life, we own thy hand 297 
Stoop down, my thoughts &c* 303 

The righteousness, th' atoning &c. 182 
Thus saith the first, the great &c, 183 
The law of God is just ib. 
The Lord Jehovah reigns 187 
The Saviour ! O what endless &c. IHli 
There is one God, and only one 194 
Tho' troubles assail 199 
The wond' ring world inquires &c. 204 
To us a child is born from heav'n 209 
There is a land of pure delight 215 
'Tis Jinish'd, the Redeemer cries 216 
'Twixt Jesus and the chosen race 228 
3 Twas the commission of our Lord 231 
The sacraments are holy signs 232 
Thus saith the mercy of the Lord 233 
Thus did the sons of Abia'm pass ib 
The Saviour, with inviting voice 234 
'Twas on that dark, that &c. 235 
To Jesus, our exalted Lord ib. 
Thou lovely source of true delight 242 
That God, who made the &c. 344 
Thou art, O God ! a Spirit pure 246 
Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, &c. 249 
Tho* parents may in cov'nant be 250 



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The Lord, who truly knows 256 
Thou reign'st, O Lord, thy &c. 261 
Thro' all the down ward tracts &c 262 
Through all the various &c. 263 
Thus far my God has led me on 264 
Teach us, O Lord, aright to &c. 265 
The broken bread, the blessed cup 269 
The King of heav'n his table &c. 270 
The blest memorials of thy grief 273 
The promise of my Father's love 276 
The food on which thy &c. 277 
Thee we adore, eternal name 279 
The time is short ! the season &c. ib 
Thy providence, great God &c. 281 
To praise the ever bounteous &c. 282 
To thy great name, O Prince &c. 292 
To thee, who reign'st supreme &C.296 
Thy bounties, gracious Lord 298 
The gold and silver are the Lord's 299 
The moment a sinner believes 307 

Vain are the hopes the sons &c. 184 

Wait, O my soul, thy Maker's will 198 
We bless the Prophet of the &c. 204 
With transport, Lord, our &c 218 
W hat have I in this barren land 227 
With what delight I raise my &c. 238 
What shall the dyincr sinner do 239 
When God his gracious &c. 247 
What does the worldling gain 253 
Whate'er thy lot on earth may be 255 
Where is my God 1 does he retire 256 
What various hindrances we meet 357 
What strange perplexities arise 26S 
When the blest day of Pentecost 28G 
Welcome, sweet day of rest 289 
While o'er our guilty land, O &c. 294 
W ar, horrid war, deep stain' d &c. ib 
When Jesus dwelt in mortal clay 299 
When death appears before &c. 303 
Who shall the Lord's elect &c. 309 
When Hannah press' d with &c. 310 
When we are rais'd from deep ^c. 311 

Ye saints, proclaim abroad 210 

Ye wretched, hungry, &c. 269 

Ye sin-sick souls draw near 276 

Ye mourning saints, whose &c. 305 



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And have"! measured half my days SO 
And is the gospel peace and love 10 
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake 71 
Awake, my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve 48 
Awake my soul to jovful lavs 

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Behold a stranger at the door 
Behold the mountain of the Lord 
Brightest, and beet of the sons of 
the morning 

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Children of the heavnly King 
Come ev'ry pious heart 
Come heav'niy peace of mind 
Come humble sinner in whose bre 
Come my soul, thy suit prepare 
Com^ thou Almighty King 
Come thou fount of ev'ry blessing 68 
Come weary souls with sins distrest 20 
Qome^ WO who love Loru 
Come ye that know and fear the Lord 4 
Come ye weary, heaw laden 20 
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Dear refuge of my weary soul 45 
Dear Saviour, if these lambs should 

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Deep are the wounds which sin has 



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Hail, sov'reign love that first began 9 
Hail to the Lord's anointed 7*2 
Happy the heart where graces reign 37 



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Did Christ o'er sinners weep 
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Eternal God, enthron'd on high 
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Faith adds new charms to earthly 
bliss 

Far from the world, O Lord, I flee 61 
Far from thy fold, my God, my feet 30 
Father of all, thy care we bless 62 
Father, whatever of earthly bliss 61 
Friend of the friendless, and the 

faint 25 
From ev'ry stormy wind that blows 58 



From Greenland's icy mountains 70 
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Give to the winds thy fears 39 

Glory to God on high 11 

Go, messenger of love, and bear 74 

Grace 'tis a charming sound 35 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah 4: 



Hark the song of Jubiiee 74 

Hasten, sinner to be wise 18 

High in yonder realms of Hght 86 

Holy Ghost dispel our sadness 13 
How are thy servants bless'd, O 

Lord 76 
How blest the righteous when he 

dies 83 

Flow blest the sacred tie that binds 34 
How firm a foundation, ye saints 

of the Lord 36 

Bow helpless guilty nature lies 27 

How sad our slate by nature is 27 
How vain are ail things here below 47 

If human kindness meets return 76 
I hear a voice that comes from far 32 
I love to steal awhile aw-~ 6\ 
in God's own house, by silent night 75 
Inquire ye pilgrims, for the way 32 
In songs of sublime adoration, and 

praise 35 
Is this the kind return A 24 
I would, but cannot sing 42 
I would not live alway ; I ask not 

to stay 55 

Jerusalem, my happy home 86 

Jesus, and shall it ever be 32 

esus, full of all compassion 26 

Jesus, I my cross have taken 49 

Tesus, lover of my soul 43 

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Keep silence, all created things ' 3 

Let saints on earth their anthems 
raise 

Let us love, and sing, and wonder 13 

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Let Zion's watchmen all awake 
Lord dismiss us with thy blessing 
Lord, teach us how to pray aright 
Love divine, all love excelling 

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Mark the soft falling snow . 

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May the grace of Christ the Saviour 89 
'Mid scenes of confusion, and crea- 
ture complaints 
Mortals awake, with angels join 
My former hopes are fled 
My soul, be on thy guard 
My soul with humble fervor raise 
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O could I find some peaceful bow'r 
O'er the gloomy hills of darkness 
O happy day that fix'd my choice 
O how divine, how sweet the joy 
O in the morn of life, when youth 
O Israel, to thy tents repair 
O Lord, another day has flown 
O my soul what means this sadness 45 
Once I thought my mountain strong 44 
Once,0 Lord, thy garden flourished 65 
O that I knew the secret place 44 
O thou before whose gracious throne 78 
O thou whose tender mercy hears 24 
Our souls by love together knit 
O what amazing words of grace 
O where shall rest be found 
P 

People of the living God 
Pilgrim, burden'd with thy sin 
Pray'r is the soul's sincere desire 
Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet 
R 

Rejoicing now in glorious hope 
Repent, the voice celestial cries 
Return, my soul, unto thy rest 
Return, O wanderer, return 
Rise, my soul, O stretch thy wings 
Rise, O my soul, the hours review 
Rock of ages, cleft for me 

t s 

Sad pilgrim of Zion, tho' chasten'd 
awhile 

Safely through another week 
Salvation, O the joyful sound 
Saviour, visit thy plantation 
Say, sinner, hath a voice within 
Say who is she that looks abroad 
See the vineyard lately planted 
Shepherdoflsrael, bend thine ear 
Sinner art thou still secure 



22 
65 
47 

84 



14 

Sinners behold that downward road 16 

60 

53 
25 



Soft be the gently breathing notes 
Sometimes a light surprises 
Sov' reign ruler, Lord of all 
Stay thou insulted spirit, stay 
Stop poor sinners, stop and think 



Sweet is the time of spring 
Sweet the moments, rich in bless- 
ing 51 
T 

The giddy world with flatt'ring 

tongue 33 
The Lord shall come, the earth 

shall quake 85 
There is a fountain fiil'd with blood 8 
The spacious firmament on high 3 
The voice of free grace cries, es- 
cape to the mountains 
This God is the God we adore 
Thou only sovereign of my heart 
Thro' sorrow's night, and dan- 
ger's path 
Thus far on life's perplexing path 54 
Thy goodness Lord our souls confess 4 
Thy people, Lord, who trust thy 

word 70 
Thy presence, gracious God, afford 64 
'Tis a point I long to know 41 
To day, if ye will bear his voice 22 

u 

Ungrateful sinners ! whence this 
scorn 

Unite my roving thoughts, unite 
Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb 

w 

Weary of struggling with my pain 28 
We bid thee welcome in the name 77 
Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer 28 
We seek a rest beyond the skies 50 
What is the thing of greatest price 20 
What janing natures dwell within 42 
What though the arm of conq'ring 

death 78 
When blooming youth is snatch' d 

away 

When darkness long has veil'd 

my mind 
When frowning death appears 
When gath'ring clouds around 

1 view 

When I can read my title clear 
When languor, and disease invade 81 
When marshal!' d on the nightly 

plain 7 
When musing sorrow weeps the 
past 

When on Sinai's top I see 
Where are the dead 7 in heaven, 

or hell 82 



15 



17 
63 
84 



S3 
46 

37 
57 



40 
50 



14 Where high the heav'nly temple 



35* stands 



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Where two or three with sweet 

accord 64 
While I to grief my soul gave way 66 
While with ceaseless course the sun 74 
Whilst thee I seek, protecting pow'r 60 
Who can describe the joys that rise 29 
Who is this stranger in distress 19 



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Why thus impatient to be gone 55 

Ye lovely bands of blooming youth 80 
Yes, we trust the day is breaking 67 
Your harps, ye trembling saints 52 

DOXOLOGIES, 87, 88, 89 



TO THE PSALMS AND HYMNS, 
On the plan of a systematic arrangement of subjects. 

General Praise. 

General Praise.— Ps. 95.pt- LPs. 103. pt. 3. Ps. 106. pt. 1. Ps. 135. pt. 3, 
Ps. 108. pt. 2. Ps. 117. 134. 135. 145. pt. 1. Ps. 148. pts. h and 2. Ps, 
150. pt. 1. Ps. 150. pt. 2. Hy. 1. B. II. 

The Scriptures, 

Excellence of.— Ps. 19.pt. 2. Ps. 119, pts. 4. and 8. Ety.31.pt. 2. B. I. com 
pared with nature. Ps. 19. pts. 1. and 2. perfection of Ps. 119. pt. 7 
Delight in. Ps. 119. pt. 5. Holiness and comfort through. Ps. 119. pt. 6, 

CrOd. 

The True God.— Ps. 115. to be universally acknowledged. Hy.47. pt. 2^ 
B. I. 

Name. — Above all praise. — Hy. 47. pt. 1. B. L 

Perfections. — Perfections. Hy. 4. pt. 1. B. I. in nature, Ps. 111. pt. l.in 
grace. Ps. 111. pt. 2. Incomprehensible. Hy. 35. pt. 2. B. I. Majesty 
and Power. Ps. 29. Ps. 89. pt. 3. and compassion. Ps. 68. pt. 1. and 
Grace. Ps. 86. pt. 1. Ps. 99. pt. 2. Eternity. Ps. 90. pt. 1. and Domin 
ion. Ps. 93. Unchangeableness Ps. 106. pt. 2. Sovereignty. Ps. 1 13. Hy. 
2. B. II. Omniscience and Omnipresence. Ps. 139. pt. 1. Grandeur. 
Ps. 135. pts. 2 and 3v Glory in creation and Providence. Ps. 104. pt. 1. 
Greatness. Ps. 145* pt. 1. Condescension. Ps. 8. pt. 1. Ps. 144. pt. 2. 
Goodness. Ps. 16. pt. 4. Ps. 145. pt. 2. Ps. 146. pt. 1. and 2, Hy. 4. B. II. 
Mercy. Ps. 145. pt. 3. Justice. Hy. 4. pt. 2. B. I. and Providence. Ps. 
11. and mercy. Ps. 107. pt. 2. Hy. 4. pt. 3. B. I. Faithfulness. Ps. 89. 
pt. 2. Ps. 105. pt. 5. Wisdom in formation of man. Ps. 139. pt. 2. 
Love. Hy. 3. B. W.Loving kindness. Hy. 5. B. II. mercies innumera 
ble. Ps.139.pt. 3. 

Natural and covenant relations. — Father. Hy. 46. pts. 1. and 2. B. I. 
Creator. Ps. 100. pt. L Ruler. Ps. 82. Preserver. Ps. 100. pt. 2/Hy. 9- 
pt. 3. B. I. Provider. Hy. 10. pt. 3. B. I. Vindicator. Ps. 10. pt. 2. 
Portion. Ps. 73. pt. 2. Our God- Hy. 126. B. II. Refuge. Ps. 90. pt. % 
Support and comfort. Ps. 94. pt. 2. Reconciled. Hy. 14. pt. 5. B. L 
Speaking peace. Hy. 122. B. II. Hearer of prayer. Ps. 65. pt. 1. 

She Trinity. 

The Trinity.— Hy.8. pt. 1. B. I. Praise to. Hy. 8. pt. 3. B. I. Hy. 6 . B. II. 
Triune God, — God of salvation. Hy. 8. pt. 2. B. I. 

The Sen and his Mediatorial Work. 

Deity — Adored by angels. Ps. 97. pt. 2. God and man. Hy. 6. pt. 1. B. I. 
Eternal Son. Hy. 13. pt. 1. B. I. Equal with the Father. Hy. 13. pt. 
2. B. I. Ever liveth. Hy. 17. pt. 2. B. I. Hath key oj Heaven. Hy. 31. 
pt. 1. B. I. Covenant with him. Ps. 89. pt. 1. 

Offices and titles. — Offices. Hy. 12. pts. 1. and 2. B. I. Vindicated as Mes- 
siah. Ps. 2. pt. 1. A King. Ps. 61. pt. 2. Invested with mediatorial king- 
dom. Ps. 2. pt. 2. Kingdom. Ps. 72. pt. U Ps. 89. pt. 5. and Majesty. Ps. 
99. pt. 1. and Priesthood. Ps. 110, pts. 2. and 3. high priest. Hy. 30. pt 
2. B. I. sympathising High Priest. Hy. 13. B. IL Fountain of his 
blood. Hy. 10. B. II. Substitution and Satisfaction. Hy. 16. pt. 1, B. 1. 
Saviour. Hy. 5. pt. 2. B. I. Hy. ll.pt. 4. B. 1. Ps. 85. pt> 2. Jesus, Hj 



S24 INDEX. 

11. pt. 2. B. I. Second Adam. Ps. 8. pt. 2. Sheptierd. Ps. 23. pts. 1. and 

2. Portion. Ps. 4. pt. 1. Strength. Hy. 33. pt. 4. B. I. and Righteous- 
ness. Ps. 71. pt. 2. Immanuel Hy. 6. pt. 2. B. I. Hy. L4. pt. i. B. T. 
Lam of God. Hv. 16. pt. £?. B. j. Hy. 17. B. II. Ik>rd, our righteous- 
ness. Hy. 23. pt. 3. B I. Substitute. Hy. 30. pt. 1. B. I. — Head of 
Church. Hy. 19. pt. 2. B. I. Defender of. Ps. 80. pt. 3. Foundational, 
Ps. 118. pt. 3. Living Stone. Ps. 118. pt. 5.— Gift of God. Hy. 11. pt. 

3. B. I. Bread of Life. Hy. 62. B. I .A/Z in all. Hy. 12. pt. 3. B. I. 
Lord and Master. Hy. 13. pt. 5. B. I. Christ. Hy. 18. B. II. Fore- 
runner. Hy. 18. pt. 2. B. L—Star of Bethlehem. Hy. 9. B. II. Phy- 
sician of souls. Hv. 11. B. II. Hiding Place. Hy. 12. B. II. Rock of 
Ages. Hy. 15. B. II. Prince of Peace. Hy. 142. B. II. Example. Hy, 

14. B. II. Types fulfill' d in him. Hy. 6. pt. 3. B. I. 

States — Advent. Hy. 14. pts. 2. and 4. B, I. Hy. 7. B. II. Incarnation. 
Hy. 14. pt. 3. B. I. and Sacrifice. Ps. 40. pt. 2. Birth. Hy. 88. B. I. 
Epiphany Hy. 8. B. II. First and Second coming. Ps. 96. pt. 1. 
Obedience and death. Ps. 69. pt. 2. Sacrifice. Ps. 40. pt. 3. Blessings 
from. Ps. 22, pt. % Sufferings. Ps.22. pt. 3. Ps. 69. pt. 1. Hy. 15. pts. 

I. and 2. B. I. and zeal. Ps. 69. pt. 2. Sufferings in Gethsemane i Hy. 
97. B. II. Sustained the pains of hell. Hy. 16. pt. 3. B. I. Death. Hv. 

15, pt. 3. B. I. Exaltation. Ps. 21. pt. 3. Ressurrection. Ps. 118. 
pt 4. Hy. 17. pt. 1. B. I. Hy. 89. B. I. Ascension. Ps. 24. Hy. 
18. pt. 1. B. I. and gift of the Spirit. Ps. 68. pt. 2. and Reign, 
Ps. 47. Ps. 72. pt. 2. Hy. 90. B. I. Blessings of reign. Hy, 141. B. 

II. Sitting at Gods right hand. Hy. 19. pt. 1. B. 1. Second coming- 
Sly. 147. B. I. Hy 169. B.1I. Reigning and coming to judgment, 
Ps. 97. pt. 1. Hy. 19.pt. 3. B. I. Hy. 16. B. II. Coronation. Hy. 16. 
B. II. 

Attributes. — Glory. Ps. 45. pt. 1. Perpetual and Universal. Ps. 72. pt. 3. 
Equal with Father. Hy. 13. pt. 2. B. I. Love. Ps. 35. pt. 2. Hy. 61. 
B. I. Excellency Hy. *23. pt. 4. B. I. Preciousness. Ps. 16. pt. 1. 
Presence and Power. Hy. 18. pt, 3. B. I. Authority. Hy. 31. pt. 1. B. L 

The Holy ©host* 

Holy Ghost. — Influence of. Hy. 20. pts. 1. and 2. B. I. Sought. Ps. 85. pt. 1 
Hy. 21, B. II. Hy. 132*B. II. Breathing after. Hy. 20. pt. 3. B. I. 
Hy. 20. B. II. Outpouring of. Hy. 91. B. I. Striving of. Hy. 29. B 
II. Exhorts rulers to submit. Ps. 2. pt. 3. 

Decrees. 

Decrees. — And Sovereignty* Hy 2. B. II. Election. Hy. 67. B. II. Sove- 
reign and free. Hy. 21. pt. 2. B. I. God's covenant unchangeable. Ps» 
89. pt.6. 

Creation. 

Creation— Hy. 9. pt. 2. B. I. Praising God. Hy. L B, II. and Providence* 
Ps. 33. pt. 1. Ps. 104. pt. l.C.P and Redemption. Ps. 136. pts. 1. and 2. 

Man — Primitive State. Ply. 3. pt. 1. B. I. Depravity and Inability. Hy. 3. pt< 
3. B. I. Needs a Saviour. Hy. 5. pt. 1. B. I. Universal Depravity. Ps« 
14.pt. 1. Vanity. Ps. 144. pt. 2. Mortal, Hy.90. pts. 1. and 2. VaniU; 
as Mortal. Ps. 39. pt. 2. 

Providence. 

Providence — Ps. 33. pt. 1. Ps. 104. pts. 2. 3. and 4. in Air, Earthy and Sea, 
Ps. 65. pt. 2. in the Seasons. Ps. 65. pt. 3. P. and Creation. Ps. 33. pt 
1. and Grace. Ps. 147. pt. 1. and Justice. Ps. 11. Confidence in. Ps, 
36. pt. 2. Praised. Ps. 57. Blessings of. Hy. 10. pt. 4. B. I. 

Particular acts. — Special mercies. Ps. 31. pt. 3. Ps. 68. pt. 3. Care of sainfu 



INDEX. 325 
Ps. 34. pts. 2. and 4. Ps. 56. pt. 2. Ps. 108. pt. 1. Grace and glory. Ps. 
84. pt. 2. Ps. \T7. pt. 3. Divine Protection. Ps. 121. pt 1. Preservation- 
Ps. 121. pt. 2. Times in God's hand. tly. 9 pt. 4. B. I. Prov. to- 
wards ancient Israel. Ps. 77. pt. 2. Ps. 105. pt. 3. Chastisements of. an 
Israel. Ps. 78. pt. 2. Judgments of. Ps. 105. pt. 2. Wrath and mercy. 
Ps. 9. pt. 1. Mystery unfolded Ps. 73. pt. 1. Hy. 10. pt. 2. B. I. 
Properties of. — Almighty and gracious. Ps. 68. pt. 1. Wisdom, Hy. 10. pt. 

1. B. I. and Equity of- Ps. 9. pt. 2. Faithfulness. Hy. 10. pt. 3. B, I, 
Right. Hy. 10. pt. 5, B, I. Miraculous, Ps, 114, 

Sin* 

Sin. — Universal depravity. Ps. 14. pt. 1. Atheism. Ps. 36. pt. 1. Depravity. 
Hy. 3. pt. 3. B.I. "Original Sin. Hy. 3. pt. 2. B. I. 

Warning and Alarm— Solemn Warning. Hy. 131. B. I. Hy. 23. B. II, 
tly. 26. B. II. to Hypocrites. Ps. 50. pt. 3. to Infidels. Ps. 14. pt. 2. Ps, 
53. pt. 2. to Persecutors. Ps. 53. pt. 2. Ps. 52. pt.'l. Ps. 129. to Tyrants. 
Ps. 52. pt. 1. to the Impenitent. Hy. 7. pt. 1. B. I. Life the only accep- 
ted time. Ps. 88. pt. 1. The Broad and Narrow Way. Hy. 24. B. II. 
Portion of Sinners. Ps. 17. pt. 1. Sinners exhorted in view of Judg- 
ment. Hy. 22. B. II. to repentance. Hy 27. B. II. Intemperance pun- 
ished. Ps. 107. pt. 3. The Alarm. Hy. 23. B. II. aose of Day of 
Grace. Ply. 25. B. II. To Day. Hy. 28. B. II. 

The law, 

The Law— Summary of Hy 2. pt. 1. B. I. Hy. 34, pt. 1, B. I. Spiritual,. 
Hy. 41. pt. 2. B. I. Spirituality and Perfection. Hy. 2. pt. 2. B. I* 
Practical use of. Hy. 44. pt 3. B. I. Conviction by. Hy. 2. pt. 3. B. L 
Salvation not by. Hy. 24. pt. 1, B. I. Justification not by. Hy. % pt. 

4- B. J; 

COMMANDS. — First Command. Hy. 34. pt. 2. B. I. The true God. Ps. 115. 
Second Command. Hy. 35. pt. 1. B I. Idolatry reproved. Ps. 115. 
Third Command. Hy. 36. B. I. Perjury. Hy. 37. pt. 2. B. I. Fourth 
Command. Hv. 38. pt. 1. B. L Vide also LORD'S DAY. Fifth 
Command. Hy. 39- pt. 1. B. I. Sixth Command. Hy. 40. pt. 1. B. I. 
Seventh Command. Hy. 41. pt. 1. B. I. Eighth Command. Hy. 42. 
pt. 2. B. I. Ninth Command. Hy. 43. pt. 1. B. I. Tenth Command. 
Hy.44.pt. 1. B. I. 

The Gospel. 

The Gospel.— The Gospel. Ps. 19. pt. 4. £iy. 6. pt. 4. B. I. Praise for. Ps- 
98. pt. 1. Blessedness of knowing. Ps. 89. pt. 4. Power of God. Hy. 31. 
pt. 4. B. I. Its success Ps. 110. pt. 1. The commission. Hy. &1. pt. 3- 
B. I. Trumpet. Hy. 31. pt. 6. B. I Grace not licentious. Hy. 24. pt. 

2. B. I. 

Inviting. — Call to delaying sinners. Ps. 95. pts. 1. and 2. Hy. 31. pt 5. B. I. 
Sinners invited to Christ. Hy. 34. B. II. incited to the Fountain. Hy. 
36. B. II. V/anderer invited. Hy. 35- B. II. Weary invited. Hy. 33. 
B. II Young invited. Hy. 37. B. II. Christ knocking at the door. Hy. 
30. B. II. Value ofsouL'Uy. 32. B. II. Forgiveness. Hy. 21. pt. 5. 
B. I, Salvation. Hy, 5. pt. 3. B. I. by grace. Hy. 66. B. II. Free 
grace to sinners. Hy. 38. B. II. Saviour necessary. Hy. 5. pt, L B* I, 
The source of true happiness. Hy. 1. pt. 1. B- I. The goodoid way, 
Hy. 1. pt. 4. B. T. To day. Hy. 28. B II. 

Benefits practically viewed. 

Confession.—- Blessings following. Ps. 32. pt. 2. 

Penitent. Hy. 42. B. II. Confessing Original and Actual Sin. Ps. 51.pt, 

2. Pleading for pardon. Ps. 51. pt. 1. Hy. 21. pt. 6. B. I. Hy, 51. B, 



3*6 INDEX* 

I. Hy. 48. B. It for mercy. Hy. 43. B. II. the promise. Hy. 44. B. II. 
heart opened. Hy, 31. B. II. pressing hi3 suit. Hy. 45. and 46. B. II. 
Seeking renewing grace. Hy. 49. B. II. Final resolve. Hy. 39. B. II. 
The Contrite Heart. Hy. 41. B. II. Abandoning former hopes. Hy. 47. 
B. II. Submitting to God. Hy. 50. and 51. B. II. Returning to God. 
Hy. 57. B. II. Rejoicing in pardoning grace. Ps. 130. Troubled con- 
science relieved. Ps. 38. Joy over penitent. Hy. 52* and 53. B. II. 

CONVERT. — Acknowledging distinguishing grace. Hy. 58. 59. B. II. Hy. 
133. B. II. Rejoicing in deliverance from distress. Ps. 40. pt. 1 . 
Choosing the heritage of God's children. Hy. 50. B. II. Forsaking 
all for Christ Hy. 95. B. II. Asking the Way to Zion. Hy. 60. B. II. 
Delivered from evil companions. Hy. 63. B. II. Joy cf conversion. 
Ps.126. pt. % His Gratitude. Hy. 54. and 55, B. II.iYbf ashamed of 
Christ. Hy. 61. B. II. Seeking divine instruction Ps. 119. pt. 9< 
Personal consecration. Ps. 116. pt. 2. Ps, 119. pt. 3. Renewal of 
consecration. Hy. 62. B. II. 

Repentance. — From a sense of Divine Goodness. Hy. 40. B. II. 

Faith,— -Hy. 7. pts, 2. and 3. B. I. Not meritorious. Hy. 23. pt. 5. B. I. 

New Birth.— Hy. 3. pt. 4. B. I. Union to Christ. Hy. 3. pt. 5. B.I. Hy. 
23. pt. 2. B. I. Justification. Hy. 23. pt. 1. B.I. not by works. Hv«2 
pt. 4. B, I. 

Forgiveness. — Hv. 21. pt. 5. B. I. Reconciliation. Hy. 14. pt. 5. B. I. 
Conversion. Hy. 33. pt.l.B.I.&Faith. Hy. 33. pt. 3. B. I. Adoption 
Hy. 13. pts 3. and 4. B. I. Precious promises. Hy. 68 B. II. 

The Christian. 

Character. — Qualifications of a Christian. Ps. 15. Character and end. Pa 
1. Ps. 37. pts. 1. and 2. Integrity. Ps. 7. Ps. 26. Ps. 139. pt. 4. Sin- 
cerity. Ps. IS. pt. 2. Ps. 119. pt. 21. The property of Christ. Hv. 
1. pt. 2. B. U. A Soldier. Hy. 43. pt. 2. B. I. Pilgrim. Hy. 86. B- II. 
Hy. 107. B. II. Israel. Hy. 103. B. II. 

The Christian Life. — Joy— Rejoicing in Communion of Saints. Ps. 16 
pt. 1. in hope of resurrection. Ps. 16. pt. 3. in prospect of Heaven. Ps 
17. pt. % in deliverance from despair. Ps. 18. pt. 1. in God our Sa- 
viour. Ps. 18. pt. 3. in covenant blessings. Ps. 25. pt. 2. in prayer an- 
swered. Ps. 28. Ps. 66. pt. 2. in deliverance from distress. Ps; 40. pt, 
1. in victory in spiritual warfare. Ps. 144. pt. 1. in ever living Re- 
deemer. Hy. 17. pt, 2. B. I. in God our Father. Hy. 46. pt. 3. B. T. 
in hope. Hy. ICO. B, II. Praisikg for deliverance from death. Ps. 31 
pt 1. for deliverance from slander. Ps.31.pt. 2. for special mercies, 
Ps, 31. pt. 3. Ps. 34. pt. \ .for temporal and spiritual mercies. Ps. 
103. pts. 1. and 2. for unexpected mercies. Ps. 126. pt. 1. for de- 
liverance. Ps. 138. for redeeming love. Hy. 19. B. II. Hy. 101 B. II. 
Seeking rest in God. Hy 79. B. II. a revival Hy. 128. B. II. quick- 
ening grace. Ps. 119. pt. 16. divine instruction. Ps. 119. pt. 9. God. Ps. 
63. pt. 3. divine guidance. Hy. 94. B. II. deliverance from enemies. 
Ps. 28. Ps. 54. Ps. 64. comfort and deliverance. Ps. 119. pt. 12. Faitij.. 
in grace and power of Redeemer. Ps. 62. trust- in God under slander : 
Ps. 56. pt. 1. Looking to God. Ps. 4. pt. 1. for deliverance in distress, 
Ps. 14. pt. 2. confidence in Mediator. Hy. 7G- B. II. in Providence* 
Ps. 36. pt, 2. Hy. 50. pt. 2. B. I. and submission. Hv. 75. B. II. Re- 
liance on God as a Father. Hy. 9« pt. 5. B. I. Flying to Christ. Hy, 
82. B. II. Refuge in God. Ps. 61. pt. 1. Hy. 85. B. II. Breathing 
after holiness. Ps. 119. pt. 11. after heaven. Ps. 90. pt. 3. after Holy 
Ghost. Hy. 20. pt. 3. B. I. Comfort, in God. Ps. 27. pt. 2. only com- 
fort. Hy. 1. pt. 1. B. I. Pleasure^ in public worship. Ps. 83. pt. 1. 
Enjoying special light, Hy. 102. B. II. Delight in God and his 



INDEX. 327 

worship. Ps. 63. pt. 2. in Scripture. Ps. 119. pt. 6. in the Church. Pg, 
27.pt 1. Glorying in Christ. Hy. 11. pt. 1. B. I. Experience. Hy. I. 
pt. 3. B. I. in house of God. Ps. 52. pt. ^.Longing for house of God. 
Ps. 84. pt. 3. Ps. 27. ps. 1. Hope, in evil times. Ps. 18. pts. 1. and 2. in 
trouble. Hy. 77. B. II. encouraged. Hy. 87- B. II. in affliction. Ps. 42. 
pt. 2. grateful acknowledgment. Hy. 133. B. TI. Life of Faith. Hy, 
133. B. I. Walk of Faith. Hy 134. B. I. Power of Faith. Hy. 69. 
B. II. Triumph of Faith. Hy- 137. B. L 

Vicissitudes in Christian Life.— Pleading with God under desertion, 
Ps. 13. Hy. 83. B. II. the promises. Vs. 119. pts. 10. and 20. with sub- 
mission. Ps. 123. Waiting for pardon. Ps. 25. pt. 1. distress of soul. Ps. 
25. pt. 3. distress and hope. Ps. 42. pt. 1. complaint and hope. Ps. 43. 
Ps. 55 pt. 1. against personal enemies. Ps. 140. mourning over un- 
belief. Ps. 86. pt. 2. walking in darkness. Ps. 88. pt. 4. Hy. 84. B. IL 
indwelling sin. Hy. 44. pt. 2. B. I. Hy. 80. B. II. Temptations. Hy. 
52. pt. 1. B* I. mourning over. Hy. 73. B. II. darkness removed. Hy, 
88. B. II. weak believer comforted. Hy. 99. B. II. trials of faith. Hy. 
136. B. I. conflicts of faith. Hy. 135. B. I. Hy. 81. B. II. Affliction. 
Hope in. Ps. 42. pt. 2. benefit of Ps. 119. pt. 14. sanctified. Ps. 119. 
pt. 18. mourning under. Ps. 143. Backslider restored. Ps. 51. pt. 3. 
Abuse of temporal mercies chastised. Ps. 78. pt. 3. Ps. 94. pt. 1. in- 
constancy, Ps. 106 pt. 2. Ps. 1 19. pt. 22. 

Graces and Duties. — Confession of Sin. Ps. 32. pt. 2. daily devotions. Ps. 
55. pt. 2. folly of envy. Ps. 37. pt. 1. Watchfulness over the 
tongue. Ps. 39. pt. 1. and Brotherly love. Ps. 141. and Prayer. Hy. 91. 
B. II. obedience, better than sacrifice: Ps 50. pt. 2. Melancholy rebuked,. 
Ps. 77. pt. 1. Christian fidelity urged.^Ps. 81. Love to Christ. Hy. 11. 
pt. 5. B. I. Hv 32. pt. 4. B. I. to God. Hy. 71. B. II. Christian. Hy. 
21. pt. 4. B. I. To the Church. Ps. 137. pt 3. Brotherly. Ps. 133. pts. 

I. and 2. Hy. 40. pt. 3. B. I. to Enemies. Ps. 109. To creatures. Hy. 90. 
B. II. Liberality rewarded. Ps. 112. Habitual devotion, spiritual min- 
dedness. Ps. 119. pt. 2. Hy. 115. B. II. Holy fear and tenderness of 
conscience. Ps. 119. pt. 13. Perseverance. Ps. 119. pt. 15. Hy. 52. pt. 
3. B. I. Constancy under trial. Ps. 119. pt. 17. Complaint of strife and 
love of peace. Ps. 120. Humility and submission. Ps. 131. Submission. 
Hy. 10. pt. 6. B. I. Hy. 49. pt. 3. B. I. Hy. 129. B. I. unbelief rebu- 
ked. Hy. 7. pt. 4. B. I. Communion of saints. Hy. 21. pt. 3. B. I. 
Christian consistency. Hv- 32. pt. 2. B. I. Mortification. Hy. 33. pt. 2. 
B. I. Taking an oath. Hy. 37. pt. 1. B. I. Anger. Hy. 40. pt. 2. B. I. 
Resignation. Hy. 49. pt. 2. B. I. Self-examination. Hy. 53. B. I. Hy. 
78. B. II. Spiritual peace. Hy. 74. *B. II. Hatred of sin. Hy. 73. B. 

II. Gratitude. Hy. 32. pt. 1. B. I. Christian fellowship. Hy. 64. B. 
II. Hy. 65. B. II. Christian diligence. Ry. 93. B. II. Warning 
against slothfulness. Hy. 92. B. II. Forsaking all for Christ. Hy. 95. 
B. II. Sitting at the foot of Cross. Hv. 98. B. II. Worshipping Christ. 
Hy. 114. B. II. Retirement. Hy. 117. B. II. 

Blessedness.- — present and future — Blessedness. Ps. 119. pt. 1. as a justi- 
fied believer. Ps. 32. pt. 1. in his family . Ps. 128. Prosperity and 
happiness firm in God. Ps. 127. Safety.- Ps. 121. in the Church. Ps. 
27. pt. 1. in public diseases. Ps. 91. pt. 1. and 2. Security. Ps. 118. pt. 
1. subject of divine care. Ps. 34. pts. 2. and 4. Ps. 56. pt. 2. Life and 
safety in Christ. Hy. 89. B. II. Passage through life. Hy. 106. B. IL 
Times in God's hand. Hy. 9. pt. 4. B. I. Recovery from danger. 
Ps. 116. pt. 2. Honors and Happiness. Hy. 12. pt. 4. B. I. Rewarded 
at last day. Ps. 50. pt, 1. Grace and glory. Ps. 84. pt. 2. His death* 
Hy. 166. B. II. made easy by prospect of heaven- Hy. 16. pt. 7. B. I« 



ms INDEX. 

prepared for. Hy. 130. B. I. Confidence in. Hy. 124. victory over. 
Hy. 126. B. I. victory through free grace. Hy. 52. pt. 4. B I. 
triumph over. Hy. 16. pt. 6. B. L blessed in. Hy. 16. pt. 4. and 5. 
B. I. Happiness after. Hy. 22. pt 0. B, I. His home. Hv. 170. B. II. 
in view. Hy. 52. pt. 6. B. I. Longing for heaven. Hy. 105. B.II. Hv. 
108. B. II. Hy. 171. B. II. led to. Ps. 107. pt. 1. in heaven. Hy. 172. B. II. 

The Church. 

The Church. —Hy. 21. pt. 1. B. L her beauty. Ps. 45. pt. 2. safety. Ps. 46. nts 

I. and 2. Ps. 76. perpetuity. Ps. 102. pt. 3. triumph. jPs. I4D. prayer 
in desertion. Ps. 80. pt. 1. against persecutors. Ps. 83 . seeking delive- 
rance from enemies. Ps. 10. pt. 1. complaint in persecution. Ps. 44. 
pleading under persecution. Ps. 74. pt. 1. Ps. 79. Seeking the pre- 
sence of Christ. Ps. 70. deliverance in affliction. Ps. 74.pt 2 God's 
care of her. Ps. 108. pt. 1, Ps. 135. pt. 1. The christians' delight in her. 
Ps. 27. pt. 1. Her increase sought. Ps. 67. The honour and safety of 
a nation. Ps. 48. pt. 1. The happiness of membership. Fs. 87 Provi- 
sions of Zion. Ps. 132. pt. 1. Privileges of New Testament Church 
Ps. 132. pt 3. church in captivity. Ps. 137 pt. 1. in distress seeking 
God. Ps. 13/. pt. 2. Grieving the declension of religion. Hy 127 B 

II. Seeking a revival. Hy. 128. B. II. Seeking prosperity and advance 
of religion. Hy. 130. B.II. The formation of a church. Hy 100 B I 

Her woRSHfp.— Public worship Ps. 122. the pleasures of. Ps. 84. pt. 3* ic'or- 
ship and order Ps. 48. pt. 2. Introductory to. Ps. 95. r>t 1 Ps. 10*3 nt 

t£?£i i ll r, Uy - 124 ' B ' 11 Prayer - Hy. 45. pt. 1. B. I. nature of. 
^^V» T preparation for. Hy. 112. B. II. exhortation to. Hv. 

45. b. I. perseverance irf. Ps. 119. pt. 19. /or a revival. Hv. 128 B II 
Devout request. Hy. 1,16. B.II. The ' mercy seat. Hy 111 B II 
Prayer of Faith. Hy. 45. pt. 2 B. I. The Lord's Prayer. Hy.' 45. pt* 
tt l'o ThC J irs ^V%tUion. Hy. 47. pt. 1. B. I. The second petition'. 
Hy T 48 pt 1. B I. Spread of gospel Hy 48. P t. 2. B. I. Hv. 137 

f o J™ T- Hj ' 48 ' P 1 ' 3 - B - 1 The third petition. Hy. 49. pt 
L B. I The fourth petition Hy. 50. pt. 1. B, I. Y7*e fpe^n. 

w y ' *o ; £H ^ Hf° n " H ^ 52 ' 2 ' B " T ' The conclusion. 
Hy. 52. pt. 5. B. I. imen. Hy. 52. pt. 7. B. I 

Her Ministry Hy 99. B. I. Hy. 154. B.II. Their commission. Hy. 31 

Pi' ' l -&efong direction in choice of Hy. 152. B. II. Prawe for. 

Hy lOo. B. I. Ordination. Ps. 132. pt. 1. Hv. 102. B. I. Hy 153 B 

K. Prayer for a sick. Hy. 155. B. II. Comfort under loss of. Hy. 156.' 

The Sacraments^ Hy . 25 B. I. Baptism, Hy. 26. pt. 1. B. I. not regenera- 
tion. Hy.^7 pt. 1. B. I. Improvement of. Hy. 26. pt. 2. B. I. Infant. 
±iy. ^7. pts. 2. 4. and 5. B. I. instead of circumcision. Hy. 27. pt 3. B. I 
The Lord^s SuPPER-Hy. 28. B. I. Hy. 151. B. II. The Gospel feast. Hy! 

t indeed. 




~ New 

t tt ^ o r~TT"Vo~;Tx' /L R 1 Invitation to. Hy. 56. B. 
£ ? y TT 5/ 'r^ I ? y ^ 5a 2' 1 59 * B ' L Preparation for Hy. 54. 
B. I. Hy. 55. B I. The Communicant. Hy. 30. pt. 3. B. I. his first 
approach. Hy. 63. B- I. struggling with unbelief. Hy. 65. B. I Cam- 
m ™ ^ HJ- 28- Pt. 2. B. I. Hy. 29. B. I. Faith, hove 

Sf t ™ e ' rerci ' se - H 7- 64. B. I. Celebrating dying love. Hy. 66 
B. 1. Not ashamed of Christ crucified. Hy. 68. B. I. His Thanks 

^ v Special. 

I he youue^flbga^ o/ tfe CAtZ^ren. Ps. 8. pt. 3. Advantages of early 



INDEX. 329 

)>ici>/. Ps. "34. pt. 3. Children instructed by Divine Providence. Ps, 
78. pt. I. Anxiety for children. Hy. 39. pt. 3. B. I. Invited to Christ. 
My. 37. B. II. Prayer for. Hy. 148. B. II. Importance of season of 
Youth. Hy. 157. B. 11. Youth, the morning of Life. Hy. 158. B. II. 
Warned. Hy. 159. B. II. Death of Hy. 165. B. II. of a young child. 
Tly. 127. B. I, conifort to parents in death of. Hy. 128. B. I. Poor 
children's appeal. Hy. 149. B. II. 
Middle aged. — Hy. 160. B. II. 

A.GE d. — Old Age. Hy. 161. B. II. Aged saints. Ps. 92. pt. 2. refection and 

hope of. Ps. 71. pt. 1. prayer and song of. Ps, 71. pt.. 3. 
The Sick.— Prayer of Ps. 102. pt. 1. Complaint in sickness. Ps. 6. Hy. 

1 13. B. I. healed. Ps. 30. sanctified. Ps. 88. pt. 2. sweetened. Hy. 162. 

B. II. recovery from. Ps. 116. pt. 1. Ps. 118. pt. 2. Hy. 114. B. I. 

Sick bed devotion. Ps, 39. pt. 3. 

INFIDELS, PERSECUTORS AND ATHEISTS. Folly of infidels. Ps. 14. pt. 2. Ps- 

53. pt. 2. Judgment on persecutors. Ps. 35. pt. I. on tyrants. Ps. 52» 
pt. 1. Doom of Practical atheism. Ps. 36. pt. LPs. 53. pt. L 

Magistrates. — Exhorted to submission. Ps. 2. pt. 3. warned. Ps. 58. Ps. 
82. honour to. Hv. 39. pt. 2. B. L Picus rulers care of Heaven. Ps. 
21. pt. 1. Ps. 101. pts. 1. and 2. 

National. — The Happy nation. Ps. 144. pt. 3. nations blest and punished, 
Ps. 107. pt. 5. National prosperity sought. Ps. 67. God a nations re- 
fuge. Ps. 33. pt. 2. Prayer in time of war. Fs. 20. Praise for peace 
and National blessings. Ps. 21. pt. 2. for national deliverance, Ps. 
75. Ps. 124. Peace. Hy. 111. B. I. for victory. Hy. 110. B. I. Ps. 
18. pts. 4. and 5. American- Revolution. Ps. 18.pt. 6. Prayer against 
invading foes. Ps. 59. 

Occasional. 

Morning.— Ps. 3. pt. 1. Ps. 141. Hv. 92. B. I. and evening, Hy. 96. B. I. 

Evening.— Ps. 4. pt. 2. Ps. 139. pt. 3. Hv. 98. B. I. Hy. 94. B. I. Hy. 95: 
B.I. Evening twilight. Hy. 118. B. II. Evening worship. Hy. 
119. B. II. Saturday evening. Hy. 121. B. II. 

Sabbath.— Ps. 92. pt. L Ps. 118. pts. 4 and 5. Hy, 38. pt. 2. B. I: mornir.g. 
Ps. 5. Ps. 63. pt. 1. Hy . 97. B. I. Eternal Sabbath. Hy 38. pt. 3. B. I. 

Family Worship. — Hy. 120. B. IL Social worship. Hy. 125. B. II. 

Year.— New Year. Hy. 85. B. I. Hy. 86. B. I. Hy. 87. B. I. Hy. 147- B. II. 

Seasons. — Ps. 147. pts. 2. and 3. Hy. 81. B. I. Crowned with goodness. Hy. 
84. B. L Summer. Hy. 82. B. I. Winter. Hy, 83. B. I. 

Days of Humiliation — Day of Humiliation in time of war. Ps. 60, Fast 
day— for revival of religion. Hy- 105. B. I. in war. Hy. 106. and 107. 
B. L : during pestilence. Hy 109- B. I. d uring national Judgments. 
Hy. 108. B. I, i 

Thanksgiving. — Applied to American Revolution. Ps. 18. pt. 6. for vie- 
tory, Hy. 110. B. I. for peace. Hy. 111. B. 1. for national deliver- 
ance. Ps. 124. health after pestilence. Hy. H2. B. I. 

Revivals— Hy. 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133. B. II. Church seeking 
the presence of Christ. Ps. 70. Revivals sought. Ps. 80. pt. 2 Influence 
of Spirit sought. Ps. 85. pt. 1. Pentecost. Hy. 91. B. I. 

Monthly Concert. — Increase of Church sought, Ps. 67. The success of the 
Gospel. Ps. 110.pt. 1. effects of. Hy. 135. B. II. triumphs of Hy. 
131. B. II. prayer for spread. Hy. 48. pt. 2. B. I. Millenium. Hy. 48. 
pt. 4. B. I. Salvation. Hy. 134. B. II. Beauty and strength of church* 
Hy. 136. B. II. prayer for her spread. Hy. 137. B. II. Latter day 
glory. Hy. 140. B. II. Blessings of Christ's Reign. Hy. 141. B, II. 
His kingdom. Ps. 2. pt. 2. Ps. 72. pt. 1. Ps. 89. pt. 5. reign. Ps. 47. 
Hv, 90. B. I. Thy kingdom come. Hy. 48. pt. L B. I. Farewell to 



SSO INDEX. 

Missionaries. Hy. 145. B. IL Prayer for Missionaries. Hy. 104. B. I. 
Hy. 144. B. II. Missionary hymn. Hy. 138. B. II. Prayer for Jews 
Hy. 48. pt. 3. B. I. Coronation. Hy. 16. B. IL Song of Jubilee. Hy. 

Sabbath School.— See particularly the Articles. The Scriptures : Com- 
mandments : Invitations of Gospel : Penitent ; Convert : Chris- 
tian grace : Worship : Morning : Evening : Sabbath : The Young ; 
Death. &c. s 

Bible Meetings. — Vide Scriptures. 

Dedication.— Of a Church edifice. Ps. 132. pt. 2. Opening a Church 

Hy. 101. B. I. r & 

Funerals.— Ps. 89. pt. 7. Ps. 90. pt. 1. vide also death and resurrection. 

Miscellaneous. 

The Mariners Psalm.— Ps. 107- pt. 4. Song of Hannah. Hy. 139. B. I. of 
Hezekiah. Hy. 140. B. I. of Mary. Hy. 141. B. I. of Zach arias. Hy. 
142. B. I. of the angels. Hy. 143. B. I. of Simeon. Hy. 144. B. I. of 
Moses and Lamb. Hy. 145. B. I. of redeemed in heaven. Hy. 146. B. I. 
Traveller's hymn. Hy. 150. B. II. the Three Mountains. Hy. 96. B, IL 

Conclusion. 

DEATH. — death and resurrection. Ps. 49. pt. 2. of the righteous. Hy. 16 
pts. 4. and 5. B. I. Hy. 166. B. II. of a youth. Hy. 165. B. II. of a 
minister. Hy. 156. B. II. of a child. Hy. 127. B. I. Hy. 128. B. I. 
the effect of sin. Ps. 90. pt. 3. dreadful. Hy. 123. B. I. made easy by 
prospect of heaven. Hy. 16. pt. 7. B. I. confidence in. Hy. 124. B. I. 
impatience for, sinful. Hy. 104. B. II. triumph over. Hy. 16. pt. 6. 
B. I. Hy. 126. B. I. the close of day of grace. Hy. 25. B. I. Issues 
of life and death. Hy. 163. B. II. Vanity of man. Ps. 39. pt. 2. 
Mortality and hope. Ps. 89. pt. 7. Frailty of life. Hy. 76. B. I. Time 
short. Hy. 77. B. I. Living and the dead. Hy. 164. B. II, Funeral 
consolations. Hy. 132. B I. 

Resurrection.— Hy. "22. pts. 1. and 2. B. I. Hope of Ps. 16. pt. 3. Hy. 167. 
B. II. Prospect of Hy. 168. B. II. Resurrection and death. Ps. 49 
pt. 2. and Immortality. Ps. 83. pt. 3. 

Judgment.— Hy. 19. pts. 4. and 5. B. I. Hy. 169. B. II. and Saints rewarded. 
Ps. 50. pts. 1. and 4. 

Eternity.— Hy. 78. B. I. Time and. Hy. 80. B. I. Eternal Life. Hy. 79. 
B. I. 

Heaven— In prospect. Ps. 17. pt. 2. Hy. 110. B. II. Hope of. Hy. 22 pt 4 

¥~}'£°?f ing f0r - Hy * 105 ' B * 11 l0a B - IL Anticipated. Hy, 
J7 t't « pe °f su VI>orting. Hy. 109. B. II. Saints in. Hy. 172. 
B. II. Song of saints in. Hy. 146. B. I. Home. Hy. 170. B. II. 

Dozologies. 

At the close of the Second Book of Hymns. 



THE 

CATECHISM, 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION 

IN THE 

CHRISTIAN RELIGION, 

As the same is taught in the Reformed Churches and Schools in 
Holland^ and in America, 

I. LORD'S DAY.^ 
Question 1. WHAT is thy only comfort in life and death 7 
Answer. That I with a body and soul, both in life and death, b am not my 
own, but belong c unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ, who, with his pre- 
cious d blood, hath fully e satisfied for all my sins, and delivered/" me from all 
the power of the devil ; and so preserves me g that without the will of my 
heavenly Father, not a hair h can fall from my head ; yea, that all things 
must be i subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his holy spirit, he also 
assures me j of eternal life, and makes k me sincerely willing and ready hence- 
forth, to live unto him. 

a 1 Cor. 6. 19, 20. b Rom. 14. 7, 8, 9. c 1 Cor. 3. 23. d 1 Pet. 1. 18, 
19. e 1 John 1.7. fl John 3. 8. Heb. 2. 14, 15. g John 6. 39. and 10, 
28, 29. k Luke 21. 18. Mat. 10. 30. i Rom. 8. 28. j 2 Cor. 1. 22. and 5. 
5. h Rom. 8. 14. and 7. 22. 

Gt. 2 How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoy- 
ing this comfort, mayest live and die happily 1 

A. Three ; I the first, how great m my sins and miseries are : the second, 
how I may be delivered n from all my sins and miseries : the third, how I 
shall express my gratitude o to God for such deliverance. 

I Luke 24. 47 m 1 Cor. 6. 10, 11. John 9. 41. Rom. 3. 10, 19. n John 
17. 3. o Eph. 5. 8, 9, 10. 



II. LORD'S DAY. 

THE FIKST PART. 

Gt. 3. W nence knowest thou thy misery 1 
A. Out of the law of God. a 

a Rom. 3. 20. 
Gt. 4. What doth the law of God require of us 1 

A. Christ teaches us that briefly, Mat. xxii. 37—40. " Thou shalt love 
the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, and 
with all thy strength, b This is the first and the great command ; and the 
second is like to this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two 
commands hang the whole law and the prophets." 

b Luke 10. 27. 

Gt. 5. Canst thou keep all these things perfectly ? 

A. In no wise ; c for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbour, d 
c Rom. 3. 10. 1 John 1. 8. d Rom. 8. 7. Tit. 3. 3. 



III. LORD'S DAY. 
&, 6. Did God then create man so wicked and perverse 7 



2 CATECHISM. 

A. By no means ; but God created man good, a and after his own image, 
in b righteousness, ami true holiness, tfeat he might rightly know God his 
Creator, heartily love him, and live with him in eternal happiness to glorify 
and praise him, c 

a Gen. 1. 31. b Gen. 1. 26, 27. Col. 3. 10. Eph. 4. 21 c Eph. 1. C 
1 Cor. 6 20. 

Q,. 7. Whence then proceeds this depravity of human nature ? 

A. From the fali and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, d 
in Paradise ; hence oar nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived 
and born in sin. e 

d Gen. 3. 6. Rom. 5. 12 : 18, 19. c Fsa. 51, 5. Gen. 5. 3. 

8. Are we then so corrupt that we are wholly incapable of doing anv 
good, and inclined to ail wickedness ? 

A, Indeed we are ; / except we are regenerated by the soirit of God. g 

/ Gen. 6. 5. Job 14. 4. and 15. 14, 16. g John 3. 5. Eph. 2. 5. 

IV. LORD'S DAY. 

Q.. 9. Doth not God then do injustice to man, by requiring from him in his 
law, that which he cannot perform 1 

A. Not at all ; a for God made man capable b of performing it : but man. 
by the instigation c of the devil, and his own wilful disobedience, d deprived 
himself and all his posterity of those divine giiis. 

a Ecci. 7. 29, b John 8. 44;" 2 Cor. i i. 3. c Gen. 3. 4, 7. d Rom. 5. 12. 

Of, 10. Will God sutler such disobedience and rebellion to go unpunished ? 

A. By no means: e but' is terribly displeased f with our original as well 
as actual sins; and will punish them in his just judgment, temporally and 
eternally, as he hath declared, g "Cursed is every one that continueth not in 
all things, which are written in the book of the law, to do them* J> 

e Psa. 5. 5. /Rom. i. 18. Dent. 28. 15. Heb. 9. 27. g Deut. 27. 26. 
Gal. 3. 10. 

Q,. 11. Is not God then also merciful ? 

A. God is indeed merciful, h but also just ; i therefore his justice requires 
j that sin, which is committed against the most high majesty of God, be also 
punished with extreme, that is, with everlasting k punishment, both of body 
and soul. 

h Ex. 34. 6. i Ex. 20. 5. Job 31. 10, 1 1, j Psa. 5. 5, 6. k Gen. 2. 17 
Rom. 6. 23. 



V. LORD'S DAY. 

THE SECOND PART. 

®f i&au's 2BeUuerance* 

&. 12. Since then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserve temporal 
and eternal punishment; is there no way by w r hich we may escape that 
punishment, and be again received into favour 7 

A. God will have his justice a satisfied : and therefore we must make this 
full b satisfaction, either by ourselves, or by another. 
a Ex. 20. 5. 6 Deut. 24. 16. 2 Cor. 5. 14, 15. 

Q,. 13. Can we ourselves then make this satisfaction ? 

A. By no means ; c but on the contrary we d daily increase our debt. 

c Job 9. 2, 3. and 15. 14, 15, 16. d Mat. 6. 12. Isa. 64. 6. 

&. 14. Can there be found any where, one who is a mere creature, able to 
satisfy £ot us 1 

A. None; for first, God will not e punish any other creature for the sin 
which man hath committed ; and further, no mere creature can sustain the 
burden of God's eternal wrath against sin, &0 us to/ deliver others from it. 
t Ezek. 18. 20. /Rev. % % p S a. 49. 8, 9, 



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Cl. 15. What sort of a mediator and deliverer then must we seek for ? 
A. For one who is very man, g and perfectly righteous ; and yet more 
powerful than all creatures ; that is, one who is also very h God. 
g 1 Cor. 15. 21. Rom. 8. 3. h Rom. 9. 5. Isa. 7. 14. 



VI. LORD'S DAY. 

Ct. 16. Why must he be ver^ man, and also perfectly righteous? 

A. Because the justice of God requires that the same human nature, which 
hath sinned, should a likewise make satisfaction for sin ; and one, who is 
himself a sinner, b cannot satisfy for others. 

a Rom. 5. 12, 15. b 1 Pet. 3. 18. Isa. 53. 11. 

CI. 17. Why must he in one person be also very God 1 

A. That he might, by the power of his Godhead, c sustain in his human 
nature, the burthen of God's wrath ; and might d obtain for, and restore to 
us, righteousness and life. 

c 1 Pet. 3. 18. Acts 2. 21 Isa. 53. 8. d 1 John 1. 2. Jer. 23. 6. 2 Tim. 
1. 10. John 6. 51. 

Ct. 18. Who then is that mediator, who is in one person both very God, 
and a real righteous man 1 

A. Our Lord Jesus Christ : e " who of God is made unto/ us wisdom, and 
righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption " 

e Mat. 1. 23. 1 Tim. 3. 16. Luke 2. 11./ 1 Cor. 1. 30. 

Ct. 19. Whence knowest thou this ? 

A. From the holy gospel, which God himself revealed first in Paradise ; g 
and afterwards published by the Patriarchs h and Prophets, and was pleased 
to represent it, by the shadows i of sacrifices and the other ceremonies of the 
law ; and lastly, has accomplished it j by his only begotten Son. 

g Gen. 3. 15. h Gen. 22. 17, 18. and 28. 14. Rom. 1. 2. Heb. 1. 1. z'John 
5. 46. Heb. 10. 7, 8. j Rom. 10. 4- Heb. 13. 8. 



VII. LORD'S DAY. 
Ct. 20. Are all men then, as they perished in Adam, saved by Christ ? 
A. No ; only a those who are ingrafted into him, b and receive all his 
benefits, by a true faith. 

a Mat. 1. 21. Isa. 53. 11. b John 1. 12, 13. Rom. 11. 20. Heb. 10. 39, 
Ct. 21. What is true faith? 

A. True faith is not only a certain knowledge, c whereby I hold for truth 
all that God has revealed to us in hi^word, but also an assured d confidence, 
which the Holy e Ghost works by the Gospel,/ in my heart ; that not only 
to others, but to me also, g remission of sin, everlasting righteousness h and 
salvation, are freely given by God, i merely of grace, only for the sake of 
Christ's merits. 

c John 6. 69. John 17. 3. Heb. 11. 3, 6. d Eph. 3- 12. e Rom. 4. 16. 
20. 21. Heb. 11. h Eph. 3. 12. Rom. 1. 16. 1. Cor., 1. 21. Acts 16. 14. 
Mat. 16. 17. John 3. 5. / Rom. 10. 14, 17. Mat. 9. 2. g Rom. 5. 1. 
h Gal. 2. 20. i Rom. 3. 24, 25, 26. 

CI. 22. What is then necessary for a Christian to believe ? 

A. All things j promised us in the gospel, which the articles of our Catholic 
undoubted Christian faith briefly teach us. 

j John 20. 31. Mat. 28. 19, 20. 

Ct. 23. What are these articles? 
A.I. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth: 

II. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord r 

III. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary : 

IV. Suffered under Pontius Pilate ; was crucified, dead and buried ; =S^ 
dtscen ded in to hell : ^- 



4 CATECHISM. 

V. The third day he rose again from the dead. 

VI. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the 
Father Almighty : 

VII. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

VIII. I believe in the Holy Ghost ; 

IX. I believe in an holy Catholic church : the communion of saints : 

X. The forgiveness of sins : 

XI. The resurrection of the body . 

XII. And the life everlasting. Amen. 



VIII. LORD'S DAY. 
Q,. 24. How are these articles divided ? 

A. Into three parts; the first is of God the Father, and our creation; a 
the second of God the Son, and our redemption b the third of God the 
Holy Ghost, and our sanctification. c 

a Gen. 1. b 1 Pet. 1. 18, 19. c 1 Pet. 1. 21, 22, 

<2L. 25. Since there is but one only d divine essence, why speakest thou of 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost 7 

A. Because God hath so e revealed himself in his word, that these three 
distinct persons are the one only true and eternal Godi 

d Deut. 6. 4. e Gen. 1. 26. Isa. 61. 1. John 14. t& } 17. 1 John 5, 7. 
John 1. 18. Mat. 28. 19. 2. Cor. 13. 14. 

IX. LORD'S DAY. 

€t. 26. What believest thou when thou sayest, " I believe in God the 
Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth ?" 

A- That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (who a of nothing 
made heaven and earth, with all that is in them : who likewise upholds and h 
governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence) is for the sake of 
Christ his Son, my God and my Father; on whom I reiy so entirely, that I 
have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary c for soul and 
body : and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in 
this valley of tears, d turn out to my advantage ; for he is able to do it, being 
almighty e God, and willing, being & f faithful Father. 

a Gen. 1. and 2, Psa. 33. 6. b Psa. 115. 3. Mat 10. 29. Heb. 1. 3, 
John 5. 17. c John L 12, 16. Rom. a 15, 16. Gal. 4. 5, 6. Eph. 1. 5< 
1 John 3. 1 d Psa. 55. '22. Mat. 6 26, e Eom. 8. 28. and 4. 21. /Rom. 
10. 12. Mat. 6. 26> and 7. 9, 10, II. 

X. LO LID'S DAY. 

&. 27- Wha£ dost thou mean by the providence of God 1 

A. The almighty and every where present power of God ; a whereby, as it 
were by his hand, he b upholds and governs heaven, earth, and all creatures ; 
so that herbs and grass, rain c and drought, fruitful d and barren years, meat 
and drink, e health and sickness,/ riches and poverty, yea, and ail things g 
come not by chance, but by his fatherly hand. 

a Acts 17. 25, 26,27 2& b Heb. I. 3. c-Jer. 5. 24. d Acts 14. 17. e John 
9. 3. /Prov.22. 2. Job I. 21. g Mat. 10. 29, 30. Eph. 1. 11. 

Gt. 28. What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by his 
providence doth still uphold all things. 

A. That we may be patient in adversity ; h thankful i in prosperity; and 
that in all things, which may hereafter befall us, we place our firm j trust 
in our faithful God and Father , that nothing shall k separate us from his love : 

h Rom. 5. 3, Psa. 39. 10. i Deut. 8. 10. 1 Thes* 5? 18. j Rom. 5. 3. 4 5. 
6. k Rom. 8, 38, 39. 



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6 



since all creatures are so in his hand, that without his will they I cannot so 
much as move. 

I Job i; 12. and 2. 6. Mat. 8. 31. Isa. 10. 15. 



XT. LORD'S DAY, 
<£f €£ofc t$e Sou. 

Gt. 29. Why is the Son of God called Jpsrs, that is a Saviour 1 ? 

A. Because he saveth us, and delivereth us from our a sins ; and likewise, 
because we ought not to seek, neither can find b salvation in any other. 
a Mat. 1. 21. b Acts 4. 12. 

Gt. 30. Do such then believe in Jesus the only Saviour, who seek their 
salvation and happiness of saints, of themselves, or any where else i 

A. They do not ; for though they boast of him in words, yet in deeds thev 
deny c Jesus the only deliverer and Saviour ; for one of these two things must 
be true, that either Jesus is not a complete Saviour ; ro that they, who by a true 
faith receive this Saviour, must find all things in him d necessary to their 
salvation. 

c 1 Cor. 1. 13, 31. Gal. 5. 4. d CdL 2. 2a. Isa. 9. f>, 7. Col. 1. 19, 20. 



XII. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 31. Why is he called Christ, that is anointed 1 

A. Because he is ordained of God the Father, and a anointed with the Ho 
ly Ghost, to be our b chief Prophet and teacher ; who has fully revealed to us 
the secret counsel and will of God concerning cur redemption : and to be our 
only High Priest, c who by the one sacrifice of his body, has redeemed us, and 
makes continual d intercession with the Father for us ; and also to be our 
eternal King, e who governs us by his word and spirit ; and who defends and 
/"preserves us in (the enjoyment of ) that salvation, he has purchased for us. 

a Heb* 1. 9. b Dent. 18. 18. Acts 3. 22. John 1. 18. and 15. 15. Mat. 
11. 27. c Psa. 110. 4. Heb. 7- 21. and 10. 14. d Rom. 8. 34. e Psa. 2. 6. 
Luke 1. 33. /Mat, 28* 18. John 10. 28. 

Gt. 32. But why art thou called a Christian 1 

A. Because I am a member of Christ g by faith, and thus am partaker A 
of his anointing ; that so I may i confess his name and present myself a living 
j sacrifice of thankfulness to him : and also that with a free and good conscience 
I may fight against sin and k Satan, in this life : and afterwards I reign with 
him eternally, over ail creatures. 

g\ Cor. 6.15. 7i,iJohn2. 27. Joel 2. 28. i Mat. 10. 32. j Rom. 12, 
1. Apo. 1. 6. k Eph, 6. 11, 12. 1 Tim. 1. 18, 19. 12 Tim. 2. 12. 

XIII. LORD^S DAY- 

Gt. 33. Why is Christ called the only begotten Sen of God, since we are 
also the children of God ? 

A. Because Christ alone is the eternal and natural Son of a God ; but we 
are children b adopted of God, by grace, for his sake. 

a John 1. 1. Heb. 1. 2. b Rom.. 8. 15, 16, 17. Eph. 1. 5, 6. 

Gt. 34. Wherefore callest thou him our Lord 1 

A. Because he hath redeemed us, both soul and body, from all our sins, not 
with gold or silver, c but with his precious blood, and hath delivered us from 
all the power of the devil ; and thus hath made us his own property . 

el Pet. 1. 18, 19. 1 Cor. 6.20. 

XIV. LORD'S DAY. 

Gt. 35. What is the meaning of these words — " He was conceived by the 
Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary?" 
A That God's eternal Son, who a is, and eontinueth true and eternal b Goc^ 
a John 1. 1. Col. 1. 15, Psa.2. 7. b Rom. 9. b~ 1 John 5. 20, 



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took upon him the very nature of man, of the flesh and c blood of the Virgm 
Mary, by the operation of the Holy Ghost ; d that he might also be the true 
seed of David, e like unto his brethren in all things,/ sin excepted. 

c John 1. 14. Gal. 4 4. d Mat 1. 18. Luke 1. 35. e Psa. 132. II. Acts 
2. 30. Rom. 1. 3./ Phil. 2. 7. Heb. 4. 15. 
d. 36. What profit dost thou receive by Christ's holy conception and nativity? 

A. That he is our g mediator ; and with his innocence and perfect holiness, 
covers in the sight of h God, my sins, wherein I was conceived and brought 
forth ! 

g Heb. 2. 16, 17. h Psa, 32. 1. 1 Cor. 1. 30. Rom. 8. 34. 

XV. LORD'S DAY. 
Ct. 37. What dost thou understand by the words, " He suffered 7" 
A. That he, all the time that he lived on earth, but especially at the end of 
his life, a sustained in body and soul, the wrath of God against the sins of all 
mankind : that so by iris passion, as the only 6 propitiatory sacrifice, he might 
redeem our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtain for us the 
favor of God, righteousness and eternal life. 

a 1. Pet. 2. 24. Isa. 53. 12. b 1 John 2. 2. Rom. 3. 25:. 
Ct. 38. Why did he suffer under Fontius Pilate, as his judge 7 
A. That he, being innocent, and yet condemned c by a temporal judge, might 
thereby free us from the severe judgment of God to which we were exposed, d 
c Lnke 23. 14. John 19. 4. Psa. 69. 4. d Gal. 3. 13, 14. 
Ct. 39. Is there any thing more in his being crucified, than if he had died 
some other death 7 

A. Yes [there is] ; for thereby I am assured, that he took on him the curse 
which lay upon me ; for the death of the cross was e accursed of God. 
e Deut. 21. 23 Gal. 3. 13. 



XVL LOtlD'S DAY. 
Ct. 40. Why was it necessary for Christ to humble himself even unto death 1 
A. Because with respect to the justice and truth of God, satisfaction for our 
sins could be made a no otherwise, than bv the death of the Son b of God 
a Gen. 2. 17. b Heb. 2. 9, 10. Phil. 2. 8, 
Ct. 41. Why was he also " buried?" 
A. Thereby to prove that he c was really dead. 

c Acts 13. 29. Mark 15. 43—46. 
Ct. 42. Since then Christ died for us, why must we also die 1 
A. Our death is not a satisfaction for our sins, but only an abolishing of 
sin, and a passage into d eternal life. 

d John 5. 24. Phil, i, 23. 
Ct. 43. What further benefit do we receive from the sacrifice and death of 
Christ on the cross ? 

A. That by virtue thereof, our old man is crucified, dead, and e buried 
with him ; that so the corrupt inclinations of the flesh may no more f reign 
in us ; but that we may g offer ourselves unto him a sacrifice of thanksgiving, 
e Rom. 6. 6, 7, &c /Rom. 6. 12: g Rom. 12. 1. 
Ct. 44. Why is there added, " he descended into hell 1" 
A. That in my greatest temptations, I may be assured, and wholly comfort 
myself in this, that my Lord Jesus Christ, by his inexpressible anguish, pains, 
terrors, and hellish agonies, in which he was plunged during all his sufferings, 
but especially on the cross, hath k deliveredme from the anguish and torments 
of hell. 

h Isa. 53. 10. Mat. 27. 46. 



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A. First ; by his resurrection he hath overcome death, that he might a make 
us partakers of that ighteousness which he had purchased for us by his death ; 
secondly, we are also by his power, b raised up lo a new life ; and lastly, the re 
slirrection of Christ is a c sure pledge of our blessed resurrection. 

a 1 Cor. 15. 16. b Rom. 6. i. Col. 3. 1, &c. c 1 Cor. 15. Rem. 8. 11. 



XVI! I. LORD'S DAY. 

Ct. 4G. How dost thou understand these words, " he ascended into heaven? 

A. That Christ, in sight of his disciples, was a taken up from earth into 
heaven ; and that he continues b there for our interest, until he come again to 
judge the quick and the dead. 

a Acts. 1 9. Mark 16. 19- ^ b Heb. 4. 14. Rom. 8. 34. Eph. 4. 10. 

Gt. 47. Is not Christ then with us even to the end of the world, as he hath 
promised ? 

A. Christ is very man and very God : with respect to his c human nature, 
he is no more on earth ; but with respect to his Godhead, majesty, grace and 
spirit, he is at no time absent from us. 

c Acts 3. 21. John 3. 13. John 16. 28. Mat. 28. 20. 

Ct. 48. But if his human nature is not present, wherever his Godhead is. 
are not then these two natures in Christ separated from one another? 

A- Not at all ; for since the Godhead is incomprehensible and d omnipre- 
sent, it must necessarily follow thate the same is not limited with the human 
nature he assumed, and yet remains personally united to it. 
d Acts 7. 49. Mat. 24. 30. e Mat. 28. 20. John 16. 28. and 17. 11. John 3. 13, 

Qi. 49. Of what advantage to us is Christ's ascension into heaven % 

A. First, that he is our g advocate in the presence of his Father in heaven : 
secondly, that we have our rlesh in heaven. as a sure pledge that he, as the head, 
will also h take up to himself, us, his members : thirdly, that he i sends us his 
Spirit as an earnest, by whose power we " seek the things which are above, 
where Christ sitteth on the ricrhthand of God, j and not things on earth." 

g-Heb. 9. 24. 1 John 2. 2. Rom. 8. 34. h John 14. 2. Eph. 2. 6. i John 14. 
16. 2 Cor. 1. 22. 2 Cor. 5. 5. j Coh 3. 1. Phil. 3. 20. 



XIX. LORD'S DAY. 

Q,. 50. Why is it added, " and sitteth at the right hand of God?" 

A. Because Christ is ascended into heaven for this end, that he might there 
a appear as head of his church, by whom the Father b governs all things. 

a Eph. 1- 20, 21, 22. Co!. 1. 18. 6 Mat. 28. 18. John 5. 22. 

Ct. 51. What prolit is this glory of Christ, our head, unto us ? 

A. First, that by his holy spirit he c poureth out heavenly graces upon us 
his members : and then that by his power he defends d and preserves us against 
all enemies. 

c Eph. 4. 8. d Psa. 2. 9. John 10. 28. 

Ct. 52. What comfort is it to thee that "Christ shall come again to judge the 
quick and the dead ?" 

A. That in all my sorrows and persecutions, with uplifted head e I look for 
the very same person, who before offered himself for my sake, to the tribunal 
of God, and hath removed all curse from me, to come as judge from heaven : 
who shall cast all his f and my enemies into everlasting condemnation, but 
shall translate me with all his chosen ones to himself, into heavenly joys and 

e Luke 21. 28, Rom. 8. 23, 24. 1 Thes. 4.16. f 2 Thes. 1. 6, 7, .8, 9. 
Mat. 25. 41. g-Mat. 25. 34. 

XX. LORD'S DAY. 

Gt. 53. What dost thou believe concerning the Holy Ghost? 



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A. First, that he is true and co-eternal God with the Father and the a Son : 
secondly, that he is also given b me, to c make me by a true faith, partaker 
of Christ and all his benefits, that he may <i comfort me and e abide with me 
for ever. 

a Gen. 1. 2. Isa. 48. 16. 1 Cor. 3 16. b Mat. 28. 19. 2 Cor. 1. 22. 
c Gal. 3. 14. 1 Pet. 1. 2. d Acts 9. 31. e John 14. 16. 1 Pet. 4. 14. 



XXL LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 54. What believest thou concerning the " Holy Catholic church' 5 of 
Christ ? 

A. That the Son of God a from the b beginning to the end of the world, 
gathers, c defends, and d preserves to himself by his e spirit and word, out of 
they whole human race, a g church chosen to everlasting life, agreeing in true 
faith ; and that 1 am and for ever shall remain, a h living member thereof. 

a John 10. 11. b Gen. 26. 4. c Rom. 9. 24. Eph. 1 10. d John 10. 16. 
e Isa. 59. 21./Deut. 10. 14, 15. g Acts 13. 48. h 1 Cor. 1. 8, 9. Rom. 8. 35, &c 

Gt. 55. What do you understand by "the communion of saints T } 

A. First, that all and every one who believes, being members of Christ, are 
in common, i partakers of him, and of all his riches and gifts : secondly, that 
every one must know it to be his duty, readily and j cheerfully to employ his 
gifts, for the advantage and salvation of other members. 

i John L 3, 4. Rom. 8. 32. 1 Cor. 12. 13. j 1 Cor. 13. 5. Phil. 2. 4, 5, 6. 

Gt. 56. What believest thou concerning " the forgiveness of sins?" 

A. That God, for the sake of k Christ's satisfaction, will no more I remem- 
ber my sins, neither my corrupt nature, against which 1 have to struggle all 
my life long ; but will graciously impute to me the righteousness of Christ, 
that I mav never be m condemned before the tribunal of God. 

k 1 John 2. 2. 2 Cor. 5. 19, 21. I Jer. 31. 34. Psa. 103. 3. 4, 10, 11. Rom. 8. 
1, 2, 3. m John 3. 18. 



XXII. LORD'S DAY. 
CI. 57. What comfort doth the " resurrection of the body" afford thee 1 
A. That not only my soul after this life shall be immediately taken a up to 
Christ its head ; but also, that this my body, being raised by the power of 
Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and b made like unto the glorious body 
of Christ. 

a Luke 23. 43. Phil. 1. 23. b 1 Cor. 15. 53. Job 19. 25, 26. 
GL. 58. What comfort takest thou from the article of " life everlasting ?" 
A. That c since I now feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, after 
this life, d I shall inherit perfect salvation, which e " eve hath not seen, nor 
ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man" to conceive ! and 
that, to praise God therein for ever. 

c % Cor. 5. 2, 3, 6. Rom. 14. 17. d Psa. 10. II. e 1 Cor. 2. 9. 



XXIII. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 59. But what doth it profit thee now that thou believest all this ? 
A. That I am righteous in Christ, before God, and an heir of eternal life, a 

a Rom. 5. 1. Rom. 1. 17. John 3. 36. 
Gt. 60. How art thou righteous before God 1 

A. Only b by a true faith in Jesus Christ ; so that, though my conscience 
accuse me, that I have grossly transgressed all the commands of God, and c 
kept none of them, and am still d inclined to all evil ; notwithstanding, God, 
without any e merit of mine, but only of mere f grace, grants g and h imputes 

b Rom. 3. 22, &c. Gal. 2. 16. Eph. 2. 8, 9. c Rom. 3. 9, &c. d Rom. 7. 23. 
e Rom. 3. 24. f Tit . 3. 5. Eph. 2. 8, 9. g Rom. 4. 4. 5. 2 Cor. 5. 19. h t 
John 2.1, , ? 



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to me, the perfect i satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Christ ; even so, 
as if I never had had, nor committed any sin : yea, as if I had fully j accom- 
plished all that obedience which Christ hath accomplished for me ; k inas- 
much as I embrace such benefit with a believing heart. 

i Rom. 3. 24, 25. j 2 Cor. 5. 21. k Rom. 3. 28. John 3. 18. 

Gl. 61. Why sayestthou, that thou art righteous by faith only ? 

A. Not that I am acceptable to God, on account of the I worthiness of my 
faith ; but because only the satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, 
is my righteousness before m God ; and that I cannot receive n and apply the 
same to myself any other way than by faith only. 

I Psa. 16. 2. Eph. 2. 8, 9. ml Cor. 1. 30. 1 Cor. 2. 2. n 1 John 5. 10. 



XXIV. LORD'S DAY. 

&. 62. But why cannot our good works be the whole, or part of our right- 
eousness before God ? 

A. Because, that the righteousness, which can be approved of before the 
tribunal of God, must be absolutely perfect, and in all respects a conformable 
to the divine law : and also, that our best works in this life are all imperfect 
and b defiled with sin. 

a Gal. 3. 10. Deut. 27. 26. b Isa. 64. 6. 

Gl. 63. What ! do not our good works merit, which yet God will reward in 
this and in a future life ? 

A. This reward is not of merit, but of grace, c 
c Luke 17. 10. 

Gl. 64. But doth not this doctrine make men careless and profane 1 
A. By no means : for it is impossible that those, who are implanted into 
Christ by a true faith, should not bring forth fruits of d thankfulness. 
d Mat. 7. 17, 18. John 15. 5. 

XXV. LORD'S DAY. 
tl)e Sacraments. 

Gt. 65. Since then we are made partakers of Christ and all his benefits by 
faith only, whence doth this faith proceed ? 

A. From the Holy Ghost, who works a faith in our hearts by the preach- 
ing of the gospel, and b confirms it by the use of the sacraments. 

a Eph. 2. 8. and 6. 23. Phil. 1. 29. b Mat. 28. 19. Rom, 4. 11. 

Gl. 66. What are the sacraments ? 

A. The sacraments are holy visible signs and seals, appointed of God for 
this end, that by the use thereof he may the more fully declare and seal to us 
the promise of the gospel, viz. that he grants us freely the remission of sin, 
and c life eternal, for the sake of that one sacrifice of Christ, accomplished on 
the cross. 

c Gen. 17. 11. Rom. 4. 11. Ex. 12. Lev. 6. 25. Acts 22. 16. and 2. 38, 
Mat. 26. 28. 

Gl. 67. Are both word and sacraments, then, ordained and appointed for 
tliis end, that they may direct our faith to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the 
cross, as the only ground of our salvation ? 

A. Yes, indeed : for the Holy Ghost teaches us in the gospel, and assures 
us by the sacraments, dthat the whole of our salvation depends upon that one 
sacrifice of Christ which he offered for us on the cross. 

rfRom. 6. 3. Gal. 3. 27. 

Gt. 68. How many sacraments has Christ instituted in the new covenant, 
or testament ? 

A. e Two : namely, holy baptism and the holy supper. 

e 1 Cor. 10. 2, 3, 4. 



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XXVL LORD'S DAY. 

Ct. 69 How art thou admonished and assured by holy baptism, tnat the 
one sacrifice of Christ upon the cross is of real advantage to thee? 

A. Thus: That Christ appointed a this external washing with water, ad- 
ding thereto this b promise, that I am as certainly washed by his blood and 
spirit from all the pollution of my soul ; that is, from all my sins, as I am c 
washed externally with water, by which the filthiness of the body is common- 
ly washed away. 

a Mat. 28. 19. Acts 2. 38. 6 Mark 16. 16. Mat. 3. 11. Rom. 6. 5. 
c Mark h 4. Luke 3. 3. 

CI. 70. What is it to be washed with the blood and spirit of Christ ? 

A. It is to receive of God the remission of sins, freely, for the sake of 
Christ's blood, which he d shed for us by his sacrifice upon the cross : and 
also to be renewed by the Holy Ghost, and sanctified to be members of Christ ; 
that so we may more and more die unto sin, and e lead holy and unblameable 
lives 

d Heb. 12. 24. 1 Pet. 1. 2. Apo. 1. 5. e John 1. 33. Rom. 6. 4. Col. 2. 11. 

Gt. 71. Where has Christ promised us that he will as certainly wash us by 
his blood and spirit, as we are washed with the water of baptism. 

A. In the institution of baptism, which is thus expressed, "/go ye therefore, 
and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost, g t " " he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be 
saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned." This promise is also 
repeated, where the scripture calls baptism " the h washing of regeneration 
and the washing i away of sins." 

/Mat. 28. 19. g Mark 16. 16. h Tit. 3. 5. * Acts 22. 16. 



XXVII. LORD'S DAY. 
Q.. 72. Is then the external baptism with water, the washing away of sin 
itself ? 

A. Not at all : for the a blood of Jesus Christ only, and the Holy Ghost 
cleanse us from all b sin. 

a Mat. 3. 11. 1 Pet. 3. 21. b 1 John 1. 7. 1 Cor. 6 11. 

Q,. 73. Why then doth the Holy Ghost call baptism " the washing of regen- 
eration," and " the washing away of sins '?" 

A. God speaks thus not without great cause, to wit, not only thereby to teach 
us, that as the filth of the body is purged away by water, so our sins are c re- 
moved by the blood and spirit of Jesus Christ ; but especially, that by d this 
divine pledge and sign he may assure us, that we are spiritually cieansed from 
our sins as really, as we are externally washed with water. 

c Rev. i. 5- 1 Cor. 6. 11. d Mark 16. 16. Gal. 3. 27. 

Q.. 74. Are infants also to be baptized 1 

A. Yes : for since they, as well as the adult, are included in the e covenant 
and/ church of God ; and since g redemption from sin by the blood of Christ, 
and the k Koly Ghost, the author of faith, is promised to them no less than to 
the adult ; they must therefore by baptism, as a sign of the covenant, be also 
admitted into the Christian church ; and be distinguished i from the children 
of infidels, as was done in the old covenant or testament by j circumcision, 
instead of which, k baptism is instituted in the new covenant. 

e Gen. 17. 7. Acts 2. 39./ 1 Cor. 7. 14. Joel 2. 16. g Mat. 19. 14. h Luke 
1. 14, 15. Psa. 22. 10. Acts 2. 39. i Acts 10. 47. 1 Cor. 12. 13. and 7. 14. j 

Gen. 17. 14. k Col. 2. 11, 12, 13. 

XXVIH. LORD'S DAY. 
<&f tfje 3%ol$ Supper of out Xotfc Jfesus Cfirfot. 

€t. 75. How art thou admonished and assured in the Lord's supper, that 



CATECHISM. 1 1 

thou art a partaker of that one sacrifice of Christ, accomplished on the cross 3 
and of all his benefits 1 

A. Thus : That Christ has commanded me and all believers, to eat of this 
broken bread, and to drink of this cup, in remembrance of him j a adding these 
promises : first, that his body was offered and broken on the cross for me, and 
liis blood shed for me, as certainly as I see with my eyes, the breadof the Lord 
broken for me, and the cup communicated to me : and further, that he feeds 
and nourishes my soul to everlasting life, with his crucified body and shed 
blood, as assuredly as I receive from the hands of the minister, and taste with 
my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, as certain signs of the body and 
blood of Christ. 

a Mat. 26 26, 27, 88. Mark 14. 22, 23, 24. Luke 22. 19, 20. I Cor. 10, 
16, 17. and 11. 23, 24, 25. 

Ct. 76. What is it then to eat the crucified body, and drink the shed blood 
of Christ? 

A. It is not only to embrace with a believing heart all the sufferings and 
death of Christ, and thereby to b obtain the pardon of sin, and life eternal \ 
but also, besides that, to become more and more c united to his sacred body, 
by the Holy Ghost, who dwells both in Christ and in us ; d so that we, though 
Christ is in heaven and we on earth, are notwithstanding " Flesh of his flesh 7 
and bone of e his bone ;" and that we live, f and are governed for ever by one 
spirit, as members of the same body are by one soul, 

b John 6. 35, 40, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54. c John 6. 55, 56. d Acts 3. 21. and 
1. 9, 10, 11. 1 Cor. 11. 26. e Eph. 5.29, 30, 31, 32. 1 Cor. 6. 15, 17. 19. 1 
John 3. 24. / John 6. 56, 57, 58. Eph. 4. 15, 16, 

GL 77. Where has Christ promised that he will as certainly feed and nourish 
believers with his body and blood, as they eat of this broken bread, and drink 
of this cup 1 

A. In the institution of the supper, which is thus expressed ; g " The 
Lord Jesus, in the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and 
when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, eat; this is my body, 
which is broken for you ; this do in remembrance of me : after the same man 
ner he also took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this h cup is the new 
testament in my blood ; i this do ye, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance 
of me. For, as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show 
the Lord's death till he come." 

This promise is repeated by the the holy apostle Paul, where he says. ? 
■ * The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blooa 
of Christ 1 The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the bod} 
of Christ ? for we, being many, are one bread and one body, because we are 
all partakers of that one bread." 

g 1 Cor. 11. 23. Mat. 26. 26. Mark 14. 22. Luke 22. 19. h Ex. 24, 
a Heb. 9. 20. i Ex. 13. 9. 1. Cor. 11. 26. j 1 Cor. 10. 16, 17. 



XXIX. LORD'S DAY. 
GL. 78. Do then the bread and wine become the very body and blood of 
Christ? 

A. Not at all : a but as the water in baptism is not changed into the blood, 
of Christ, neither is the washing away of sin itself, being only the sign and 
confirmation thereof appointed of God ; so the bread in the Lord's supper is 
not changed into the very b body of Christ ; though agreeably to the c nature 
and properties of sacraments, it is called the body of Christ Jesus. 

a 1 Cor. 10. 1, 2, 3, 4. 1 Pet. 3.21. John 6. 35, 62, 63. b 1 Cor. 10. 16. 
&c and 11. 20, &c. c Gen. 17. 10, 11, 14. Ex. 12. 26, 27, 43, 48. Acta- 
7. 8. Mat. 26. 26. Mark 14. 24. 

Gfe« 79. Why then doth Christ call the bread his body, and tne cup his 



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blood, or the new covenant in his blood ; and Paul the " Communion of the 
body and blood of Christ 1" 

A. Christ speaks thus,- not without great reason, namely, not only thereby 
to teach us, that as bread and wine support this temporal life, so his crucified 
body and shed blood are the true meat and drink, whereby our souls are d fed 
to eternal life ; but more especially by these visible signs and pledges to assure 
us, that we are as really partakers of this true body and blood (by the opera- 
tion of the Holy Ghost) as we e receive by the mouths of our bodies these holy 
signs in remembrance of him; and that all his sufferings /and obedience are 
as certainly ours, as if we had in our own persons suffered and made satisfac- 
tion for our sins to God. 

d John 6. 51, 55, 56. e 1 Cor. 10. 16, 17. and 11. 26, 27, 28. Eph. 5. 30, 
/Rom. 5.9, 18, 19. and 8. 4. 



XXX. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 80. What difference is there between the Lord's supper arid the*Popish 
mass! 

A. The Lord's supper testifies to us, that we have a full pardon of all sin a 
By the only sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which he himself has once accomplished 
on the cross ; and, that we by the Holy Ghost are ingrafted b into Christ, who, 
according to his human nature is now not on earth, but in c heaven, at the 
right hand of God his Father, and will there d be worshipped by us :-^but the 
mass teacheth, that the living and dead have nor the pardon of sins through 
the sufferings of Christ, unless Christ is also daily offered for them by the 
priests ; and further, that Christ is bodily under the form of bread and wine, 
and therefore is to be e worshipped in them ; so that the mass, at bottom, is 
nothing else than a / denial of the one sacrifice and sufferings of Jesus Christy 
and an accursed idolatry. 

a Heb. 7. 27. and 9. 12, 26. Mat. 26. 28. Luke 22. 19, 20. 2 Cor 5. 21. b 
1 Cor. 6. 17. and 12. 13. c Heb. 1. 3. and 8. 1, &c. d John 4. 21, 22, 23. Col. 
3. 1. Phil. 3. 20. Luke 24. 52, 53. Acts 7. 55. e In canone Missaj and de 
consecra. distinct. 2. Concil. Trid. Sess. 13. 15. /Isa. 1. 11, 14. Mat. 15. 9. 
Col. 2. 22, 23. Jer. 2. 13. 

Q,. 81. For whom is the Lord's Supper instituted 1 

A. For those who are truly sorrowful g for their sins, and yet trust that 
these are forgiven them for the sake of Christ ; and that their remaining in- 
firmities/i are covered by his passion and death ; and who also earnestly i 
desire to have their faith more and more strengthened, and their lives more 
holy ; but hypocrites, and such as turn not to God with sincere hearts, eat and j 
drink judgment to themselves. 

g Mat. 5. 3. 6. Luke 7. 37, 38. and 15. 18, 19. /tPsa. 103. 3. i Psa. 116. 
12, 13, 14. 1 Pet. 2. 11, 12. j 1 Cor. 10. 20, &c. and 11. 28, &c. Tit. 1. 16. 
Psa. 50.15, 16. 

Q,. 82. Are they also to be admitted to this supper, who, by confession and 
life, declare themselves infidels and ungodly 1 

A. No ; for by this, the covenant of God would be profaned, and his wrath A: 
kindled against the whole congregation : therefore it is the duty of the Chris- 
tian church, according to the appointment of I Christ and his apostles, to ex- 
clude such persons, by the keys of the kingdom of heaven, till they show 
amendment of life. 

k 1 Cor. 10. 21. and 11. 30, 31. Isa. 1. 11, 13. Jer. 7. 21. Psa. 50. 16, 

22. I Mat. 18. 17, 18. 

XXXI. LORD'S DAY. 

GL, 83. What are a the keys of the kingdom of heaven? 
A. The preaching 6 of the holy gospel, and Christian discipline, cor ex- 
aMat. 16. 19. 6 John 20. 23. c Mat. 18. 15—18. 



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communication out of th© Christian church : by these two, the kingdom of 
heaven is opened to believers, and shut against unbelievers. 

O. 84. How is the kingdom of heaven opened and shut by the preaching 
of the holy gospel ? 

A. Thus : when according to the command of d Christ, it is declared and 
publicly testified to all and every believer, that, whenever they e receive the 
promise of the gospel by a true faith, all their sins are really forgiven them of 
God, for the sake of Christ's merits ; and on the contrary, when it is declared 
and testified to all unbelievers, and such as do not sincerely repent, that they 
stand exposed to the wrath of God, and eternal,/ condemnation, so long as 
they are g unconverted : — according to which testimony of the gospel, God 
will judge them, both in this, and the life to come. 

d Mat. 28. 19. e John 3. 18, 36.. Mark 16. 16. J 2 Thess. 1. 7, 8, 9. g 
John 20. 21, 22, 23. Mat. 16. 19. Rom. 2. 2, 13—17. 

Q,. 85. How is the kingdom of heaven shut and opened by Christian 
discipline? 

A. Thus : when according h to the command of Christ, those, who under 
the name of Christians, maintain doctrines, or practices i inconsistent there- 
with, and will not, after having been often brotherly admonished, renounce 
their errors and wicked course of life, are complained of to the church, j or 
to those, who are thereunto k appointed by the church : and if they despise 
their admonition, I are by them forbid the use of the sacraments ; whereby 
they are excluded from the Christian church, and by God himself from the 
kingdom of Christ; and when they promise and show real amendment, are 
again m received as members of Christ and his church. 

h Mat. 18. 15. i 1 Cor. 5. 12. j Mat. 18. 15—18. k Rom. 12. 7, 8, 9. 
1 Cor. 12. 28. 1 Tim. 5. 17. 2 Thes. 3. 14. I Mat. 18. 17. 1 Cor. 5. 3, 4. 
5. m 2 Cor. 2. 6, 7, 8, 10, 11. Luke 15. 18. 



XXXII. LORD'S DAY. 

THE TI-TIRD PART. 

Gt. 86. Since then we are delivered from our misery, merely of grace, 
through Christ, without any merit of ours, why must we still do good works *? 

A. Because Christ, having redeemed and delivered us by his blood, also 
renews us by his holy spirit, after his own image ; that so we may testify by 
the whole of our conduct, our gratitude a to God for his blessings, and that 
he may be b praised by us : also, that every one may be c assured in himself 
of his faith, by the fruits thereof ; and that, by our godly conversation, others 
may be d gained to Christ. 

a 1 Cor. 6. 19, 20. Rom. 6. 13. and 12. 1, 2. 1 Pet. 2. 5, 9, 10. b Mat. 
5. 16. 1 Pet. 2. 12. c 2 Pet. 1. 10. Gal. 5. 6, 24. d 1 Pet. 3. 1, 2. Mat, 
5. 16. Rom. 14. 19. 

d. 87. Cannot they then be saved, who, continuing in their wicked and 
ungrateful lives, are not converted to God T 

A. By no means : for the holy scripture declares e that no unchaste person, 
idolater, adulterer, thief, covetous man, drunkard, slanderer, robber, or any 
such like, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 

e 1. Cor. 6. 9, 10. Eph. 5. 5 y 6. 1 John 3. 14, 15. Gal. 5. 21 . 



XXXIII. LORD'S DAY. 
CI. 88. Of how many parts doth the true conversion of man consist 1 
A. Of two parts ; of a the mortification of the old, and of the quickening of 
the new man. 

a Rom. 6. 4, 5, 6. Eph. 4. 22 t 23. Col.3. 5. I Cor. 5. 7 
Ct. 89. What is the mortification of the old man ? 



i CATECHISM. 

A. It is a b sincere sorrow of heart, that we have provoked God by our sins- 
and more and more to hate and flee from them. 

b Psa. 51. 3, 8, 17- Luke 15. 18. Rom. 8. 13. Joel % 12, 13. 
GL. 90. What is the quickening of the new man 1 

A. It is a sincere joy of heart in God, through Christ, c and with love 
and d delight to live according to the will of God in all good works. 

c Rom. 5. 1, 2. and 14. IX Isa. 57. 15. d Rom. 6. 10, 11. 1 Pet. 4. 2. 

Gal. 2. 20. 
GL. 91. But what are good works? 

A. Only those which proceed from a true e faith, are performed according 
o the f law of God, and to his g glory ; and not such as are h founded on 
our imaginations, or the institutions of men. 

e Rom. 14. 23. / 1 Sam. 15. 22. Eph. 2. 2, 10. g 1 Cor- 10. 31. h 
Deut. 12. 32. Ezek. 20. 18. Mat. 15. 9. * 



XXXIV. LORD'S DAY. 
a. 92. What is the law of God ? 

A. God spake all these words, Exod. xx. Dent. v. saying, I am the Lord 
thy God, which hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house 
of bondage. 

I. Com. Thou shall have no other gods before me. 

II. Thou shalt not make unto thyself any graven image, nor the likeness* 
of any thing that is in heaven above, or in tfie earth beneath, or in the wa- 
ter under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to thern^ nor serve 
them :for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the 
fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that 
hate me, and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep 
my commandments. 

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the 
Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain* 

IV. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy : six days shalt thou labour 
and do all thy work ; but the seventh day is th e sabbath of the Lord thy God : 
in it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter t 
thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that 
is within thy. gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the 
sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the Lord 
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 

V. Honour thy father and thy mother \ that thy days may be long upon the 
f and, which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

VI. Thou shalt not kill. 

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 

X. ThfQu shalt not covet thy neighbour's house ; thou shalt not covet thy 
neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maifcsbrvant, nor his ox, nor 
his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. 

(X. 93- How are these ten commands divided ? 

A. Into two a tables : the b first of which teaches us, how we must behave 
•towards God ; the second, what duties we owe to our neighbour. 

a Ex. 34. 28, 29. Deut. 4. 13. and 10. 3, 4. 

Gt. 94. What doth God enjoin in the first command 7 

A. That I, as sincerely as I desire the salvation of my own soul, avoid and 
flee from all idolatry, c sorcery, d sooth-saying, superstition, e invocation of 
saints, or any other creatures ; and learn / rightly to know the only true God y 

c 1 Cor. 6. 9, 10. and 10. 7, 14. Lev. 18. 21. d Deut. 18. 10* 11, 12. e Mat, 
4. 10. Rev. 19. 10. f John 17. 2. 



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IT trust in him alone, with humility h and patience i submit to him ; j expect 
all good things from him only ; k love, / feat, and m glorify him with my whole 
heart : so that I renounce n and forsake all creatures, rather than o commit 
even the least thing contrary to his will. 

g Jer. 17. 5, 7. h HeV 10. 36. Col. L 11. Rom. 5. 3, 4. Phil 2 14 U 
Pet. 5. 5, 6. j Psa. 104. 27. Isa. 45. 7. James 1. 17. k Deut. 6. 5 Mat. 22 
37. I Deut. 6. 5. Mat. 10. 28. m Mat. 4.10. a Mat. 5. 29, 30. Acts 5. 29. Mat 
10. 37. o Mat. 5.19. 

Q. 95. What is idolatry ? 

A. Idolatry is, instead of, or besides that one true God, who has manifested 
himself in his word, to contrive, or have any other object, in which men place 
their trust, p 

p2 Chron. 16. 12. Phil. 3vf8, 19. GaL 4. a Eph. 2. 12. 

XXXV. LORD'S DAY. 

Q,. 96. What doth God require in the second command ? 

A. That we in no wise a represent God* by images, nor worship h him in 
any other way than he has commanded in his word. 

a Deut. 4. 15. Isa/ 40. 18. Rom. 1. 23, &c Acts 17. 29. b 1 Sam, 15. 2ft 
Deut. 12. 30. 

Q,. 97- Are images then not at all to be made ? 

A. God neither can, nor c may be represented by any means : but as to crea- 
tures, though they may be represented, yet God forbids to make, or have any re= 
semblance of them, either in order to worship them, d or to serve God bvthem. 

c Deut. 4. 15,16. Isa. 46. 5. Rom. 1. 23. d Ex. 23.24. and 34.13,14- 
Numb. 33. 52. Deut. 7. 5. 
Q,. 98. But may not images be tolerated in the churches, as books of the laity? 

A« No : for we must not pretend to be wiser than God, who will have his 
people e taught, not by dumb images, /but by the lively preaching of his 
word. 

e 2 Tim. 3. 16. 2 Pet. 1. 19. / Jer. 10. 1, &c Hab. 2. 18, 19. 



XXXVI. LORD'S DAY. 
&• 99. Wnat is required in the third command ? 

A. That we, not only by cursing or a perjury, but also by b rash swearing, 
must not profane or abuse the name of God nor by silence or connivance b e 
partakers of these horrible sins in others: and, briefly, that we use the holy 
name of c God no otherwise than with fear and reverence ; so that he may be 
rightly d confessed and e worshipped by us, and be glorified in all our words 
and works. 

a Lev. 24. 11. and 19. 12. Mat. 5. 37. Lev. 5. 4, b Isa. 45. 23, 24, 
t Mat. 10.' 32. d 1 Tim. 2. 8. el Cor. 3. 16, 17. 

Q,. 100. Is then the profaning of God's name, by swearing and cursing, so 
heinous a sin, that his wrath is kindled against those who do not endeavour, 
as much as in them lies, to prevent and forbid su<ah cursing and swearing? 

* A. It undoubtedly is : / for there is no sin greater, or more provoking to 
Ged, than the profaning of his name ; and therefore he has commanded this 
& sin to be punished with death. 

/Lev. 5.1. g Lev. 24. 15. 

XXXVIL LORD'S DAY. 
Q,. 101. May we then swear religiously by the name of God? 
A. Yes : either when the magistrates demand it of the subjects ; or when 
necessity requires us thereby to confirm a fidelity and truth to the glory of God, 
and the safety of our neighbour : for such an oath is b founded on God's wor<£ 
a Ex. 22. 1L Neh. 13- 25. b Deut, 6, 13. Heb. 6. 16, 
37* 



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and therefore was justly c used by the saints, both in the Old and New Tes- 
tament. 

eGen. 21. 24. Jos. 9. 15, 19. 1 Sam, 24. 22. 2 Cor. 1. 23. Rom. I. 9* 
CI, 102. May we also swear by saints or any other creatures? 
A. No : for a lawful oath is calling upon God, as" the only one who knows 
the heart ; that he will bear witness to the truth, and punish me, if I swear d 
faisely ; which honour is e due to no creature. 

d 2 Cor. 1.23. e Mat. 5. 34, 35. 



XXXVIII. LORD'S DAY. 

€t. 103. What doth God require in the fourth command? 

A. First; that the ministry of the Gospel, and the schools be a maintained; 
and that I, especially on the sabbath, b that is on the day of rest, c diligently 
frequent d the church of God, to hear his wordj to use the sacraments, e pub- 
licly to call upon the Lord, and contribute to the relief of the/poor, as becomes 
a Christian : secondly, that all the days of my life I cease from my evil works, 
and yield myself to the Lord, to work by his holy spirit in me : and thus g be- 
gin in this lite the eternal sabbath. 

a Deut. 12. 19. Tit 1. 5. 1 Tim. 3. 14, 15. 1 Cor. 9. 11. 2 Tim. 2. 2. 
and 1 Tim. 3. 15. b Lev. 23. 3. c Acts 2. 42, 46. 1 Cor. 14. 19, 29, 31. d 
1 Cor 11. 33. e 1 Tim. % L /"l Cor. 16. 2. glsa.66.23. 

XXXIX. LORD'S DAY. 

Qi. 104. What doth God require in the fifth command? 

A. That I show all honour, love, and fidelity,, to my father and mother, and all 
in authority over me, and a submit myself to their good instruction and correc- 
tion, with due obedience ; and also patiently bear with their b weaknesses and 
infirmities, since it pleases c God to govern us by their hand. 

a Eph. 6. 1, 2, &c. Col. 3. 18. 20. Eph 5. 22. Rom. 1. 31. b Prov. 23. 22, 
? Eph. 6. 5.6. Col. 3. 19, 21. Ro m. 13. 1— 8. Mat. 22. 21. 

XL. LORD'S DAY. 

GU 105. What doth God require in the sixth command 1 

A. That neither in thoughts, nor words, nor gestures, much less in deeds, 
I dishonour, hate, wound or a kill my neighbour, by myself or by another ; but 
that I lay 6 aside all desire of revenge: also,, that I c hurt not myself, nor 
wilfully expose myself to any danger: wherefore also the magistrate d is 
armed with the sword, to prevent murder. 

a Mat. 5.21, 22. Prov. 12. 18. Mat. 26. 52. b Eph. 4'. 26. Rom. 12. 
19. Mat. 5. 39, 40. c Mat. 4. 5, 6, 7. Col. 2. 23. d Gen. 9. 6. Mat. 26. 
52. Rom. 13. 4, 

Gt. 106. But this command seems only to speak of murder ? 

A. In forbidding murder, God teaches us that he abhors the causes thereof ; 
axxch as e envy, ^hatred, anger, and desire of revenge ; and that g he accounts 
a]i these as murder. 

e James 1. 20. Gal. 5. 20. / Rom. 1. 29. 1 John 2. 9. g 1 John 3. 15, 

CI. 107. But ig it enough that we dont kill any man in the manner men- 
tioned above 7 • 

A. No : for when God forbids envy, hatred, and anger, he commands us to 
h love our neighbour as ourselves ; to show i patience, peace, j meekness, k 
mercy, and all kindness, towards him ; I and prevent his hurt as much as in 
us lies : and that we m do good, even to our enemies. 

hMzt. 22.39. and 7. 12. i Rom. 12. lOi j Eph. 4. 2. Gal. 6.1,2 
Ma& 5. 5. Rom. 12. 18. k Ex. 23. 5. I Mat. 5. 45. m Rom. 12* 20. 



XLI. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 108. What doth the seventh command teach us? 



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A. That all uncleanness is accursed a of God : and that therefore wc must 
with all our hearts b detest the same, and live e chastely and temperately, 
whether in d holy wedlock or in a single life. 

a Lev. 18. 27. b Deut. 39fc 20—23. e I Thes. 4. 3, 4. d Heb. 13. 4, 
1 Cor. 7. 4—9. 

Q,. 109. Doth God forbid in this command, only adultery, and such like 
gross sins f 

A. Since both our body and soul are temples of the Holy Ghost, he con> 
mands us to preserve them pure and holy : therefore he forbids all unchaste 
actions, e gestures, words, thoughts, f desires, and whatever g can entice 
men thereto. 

e Eph. 5. 3. 1 Cor. 6. 18. / Mat. 5. 28. g Eph. 5. 18. 1 Cor. 15. 33^ 

XLTI. LORD'S DAY. 

CL 110. What doth God forbid in the eighth command 1 

A. God forbids not only those a thefts, and b robberies, which are punish> 
able by the magistrate : but he comprehends under the name of theft all wicked 
Cricks and devices, whereby we design to c appropriate to ourselves the goods 
which belong to our neighbour : whether it be by force, or under the appear 
ance of right ; as by unjust d weights, ells, e measures, fraudulent merchant 
dise, false coins,/ usury, or by any other way forbidden by God ; as also alr^ 
g covetousness, all abuse and waste of his gifts. 

a 1 Cor. 6. 10. b 1 Cor. 5. 10. c Luke 3. 14. 1 Thes. 4. 6. d Prov. 11. 1. e 
Ezek. 45. 9, 10, 11. Deut. 35. 13. /Psa. 15. 5. Luke 6. 35. g 1 Cor. 6. 10, 

Q,. 111. But what doth God require in this command T 

A. That r promote the advantage of my neighbour in every instance I cart 
or may ; and deal with him as I h desire to be dealt with by others : further 
also that I faithfully labour, so that I i may be able to relieve the needy. 
h Mat. 7. 12. i Prov. 5. 16. Eph. 4. 28. 

XLIII. LORD'S DAY. 
CI. 112. "What is required in the ninth command ? 

A. That I bear false witness a against no man ; nor falsify 6 any manX 
Words ; that I be no backbiter, c nor slanderer ; that 1 do not judge, or join d 
in condemning any man rashly, or unheard ;but that I e avoid all 6orts of lies 
and deceit, as the proper works /of the devil, unless I would bring down upon 
me the heavy wrath of God : likewise that in judgment and all other deal- 
ings I love the truth, speak it uprightly g and confess it ; also that I defenft 
and promote, h as much as I am able, the honour and good character of my 
neighbour. 

a Prov. 19. 5, 9. and 21. 28. b Psa. 15. 3. c Rom. 1. 29, 30. d Mat. 7. 1. 
&c. Luke 6. 37. e Lev. 19. 11. /Prov. 12. 22. and 13. 5. g 1 Cor. 13. 

Eph. 4. 25. A 1 Pet. 4. 8. 

XLIV. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt« 113. What d^oth the tenth commandment require of us ? 
A. That even the smallest inclination or tKbught, contrary to any of God 
commands, never rise in our hearts ; but thajjgit all times we hate all sin wiQi 
our whole hearts, a and delight in all righteousness. 

a Rom. 7. 7, &c. 

&. 1 14. But can those, who are converted to God, perfectly keep these Com- 
mands ? 

A. No : but even the holiest men, while in this life, have only small begin.- 
nings o$ this b obedience ; yet so, that with a c sincere resolution, they begin 
to live, not only according to some, but all the commands of God. 

b Rom. 7. 14. c Rom. 7. 22, 15, &c. James 3. 2. 

&. 115. Why will God then have the ten commands so strictly preathed 
since no man in this life can keep them 7 



38 CATECHISM. 

A. First : that all our life time, we may learn d more and more to know 
our sinful nature, and thus become the more earnest in seeking the remis- 
sion of sin, e and righteousness in Christ ; likewise, that we constantly endea : 
vour and pray to God for the grace of the holy spirit ; that we may 
become more and more conformable to the image of God, till we arrive at the 
perfection proposed to us, in a life to come. f 

d 1 John 1. 9. Rom. 3-20. and 5. 13. and 7. 7. e Rom. 7. 24. fl Cor. {)• 
24. Phil. 3. 12, 13. 14. 



XLV. LORD'S DAY. 
&. 116. Why is prayer necessary for Christians'? 

A. Because it is the chief part of a thankfulness which God requires of 
\is : and also because God will give his grace and holy spirit to those only, who 
with sincere desires continuallv ask them of liim, and b are thankful for them. 
a Psa50. 14, 15. b Mat.7. 7/8. Luke 11.9, 13. Mat. 13. 12. Psa. 50. 15. 

d. 117. What are the requisites of that prayer, which is acceptable to 
God, arid which he will hear i 

A. First, that we from the heart pray to the one true God only, who hath 
c manifested himself in hi& word, for all things, he hath commanded us to ask 
of him : d secondly, that we rightly and thoroughly know our need and miser}-, 
that so we may e deeply humble ourselves in the presence of his divine majes- 
ty : thirdly, that we be fuliy persuaded that he, notwithstanding we are f un- 
worthy of it, will, for the sake of Christ our Lord, certainly g hear our prayer, 
as he has h promised us in his word. 

c John 4. 22, 23. d Rom. 8. 26. 1 John 5. 14. e John 4. 23, 24. Psa. 145. IS. 
/ 2 Chron. 20. 12. #Psa. 2. 11. and 34. 18, 19. lsa. 66. 2. h Rom.. 10. 13, 
and 8. 15, 16. James I. 6> &c. John 14. 13. Dan. 9. 17, 18. Mat. 7. 8. Psa. 
143. 1. 

Q,. 118. What hath God commanded us to ask of him ? 
A. All i things necessary for soul and body ; which Christ our Lord has 
comprised in that prayer, he himself j has taught us. 
i James h 17. Mat. 6, 33. jMat. 6. 9, 10, &c. Luke 11. 2, &c. 
Q.. 119. What are the words of that prayer ? 

A. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy king- 
dom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven Give us thi& 
day our daily bread r and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is 
the kingdom^ the power y and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

XL VI. LORD'S DAY. 
GL 120. Why hath Christ commanded us to- address God thus : " Our 
Father ?» 

A. That immediately, in the very beginning of our prayer, he might excite 
in us a child-like reverence for,tmd confidence in God, which are the founda- 
tion of our prayer : namely, tha^God has become our Father in Christ, a and 
will much less deny us what we ask of him in true faith, than our parents* 
will refuse us earthly things* 

a Mat. 6. 9. b Mat. 7. 9, 10, I t. Luke 11.11. Isa, 49. 15. 

Q,. 121. Why is it here added, "Which art in heaven ?" 

A. Lest we should form any c earthly conceptions of God's heavenly 
majesty, and that we d may expect from his almighty power all things neces- 
sary for soul and body. 

b Jer. £3. 24. d Acts IT. 24. Rom, 10. 1% 



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XLVII. LORD'S DAY. 
a. 12*2. Which is the first petition ? 

A. a u Hallowed be thy name ;" that is, grant us first rightly b to know 
thee, and to c sanctify, glorify and praise thee, in all thy works, in which thy 
power, wisdom, goodness, justice, mercy and truth, are clearly displayed ; 
and further, also, that we may so order and direct our whole lives, our thoughts, 
words and actions, that thy name may never be blasphemed, but ratner d 
honoured and praised on our account. 

a Mat. 6. 9. b John 17. 3. Jer, 9. 23, 24. Mat. 16. 17. James 1. 5 
o Psa. 119. 137, 138. Luke 1. 46. Psa. 145. 8, 9. d Psa. 115. 1. and 71. & 



XL VIII. LORD'S DAY. 
Gt. 123. Which is the second petition ? 

A. a " Thy kingdom come ;" that is, rule us so by thy word and spirit, 
that we may b submit ourselves more and more to thee ; preserve and c in- 
crease thy church ; destroy the d works of the devil, and all violence which 
would exalt itself against thee ; and also, all wicked counsels devised against 
thy holy word ; till the full e perfection of thy kingdom takes place, f wherein 
thou shalt be all in all. 

a Mat. 6. 10. Mat. 6. 33. Psa. 119. 5. c Psa. 51. 18. d 1 John 3. 8. Rom. 
16. 20. e Rev. 22. 17, 20. / 1 Cor. 15. 28. 



XLIX. LORD'S DAY. 
Q,. 124. Which is the third petition ? 

A. a " Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven ; " that is, grant that 
we and all men may renounce b our own will, and without murmuring c obey 
thy will, which is only good ; that so every one may attend to and d perform 
the duties of his station and calling as willingly and faithfully, as the e angels 
do in heaven. 

a. Mat. 6. 10. b Mat. 16. 24. Tit. 2. 12. c Luke 22. 42. d 1 Cor. 7. 2$. Eph 

4.. 1. e Psa. 103. 20. 

L, LORD'S DAY. 
CI. 125. Which is the fourth petition 1 

A.a" Give us this day our daily bread ;" that is, be pleased to provide us 
with all things b necessary for the body, that we may thereby acknowledge 
thee to be the only fountain of all c good, and that neither our care nor industry, 
nor even thy gifts can d profit us without thy blessing ; and therefore that we 
may withdraw our trust from all creatures, and place e it alone in thee. 

a Mat. 6. 11. 6 Psa. 145. 15. Mat. 6. 25, &c. c Acts 17. 25. and 14. 17. dl 
Cor. 15. 58. Deut. 8. 3. Psa. 127. 1, 2. e Psa. 62. 11. and 55. 22. 



LI. LORD'S DAY. 
Q,. 126. Which is the fifth petition ? 

A. a " And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; that is, be 
pleased for the sake of Christ's blood, b not to impute to us poor sinners, our 
transgressions, nor that depravity, which always cleaves to us ; even as we feel 
this evidence of thy grace in us, that it is our firm resolution, from the heart to 
c forgive our neighbour. 

a Mat. 6. 12. b Psa. 51. 1. 1 John 2. 1, 2. c Mat 6. 14, 15, 



LII. LORD'S DAY. 
d. 127. Which is the sixth petition ? 

A. a " And lead us not into temptation i but deliver us from evil that is, 
since we are so weak in ourselves, that we cannot stand b a moment; and be 
sides this, since our mortal enemies, c the devil, the d world, and our own e 

a Mat. 6. 13. b Rom. 8. 26. Psa. 103. 14. c 1 Pet. 5. 8. d Eph. 6. IS, 
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ilesh cease not to assault us ; do thou therefore preserve and strengthen us hy 
the power of thy holy spirit, that we may not be overcome in this spiritual 
warfare ;/ but constantly and strenuously may resist our foes, till at last we g 
obtain a complete victory. 

e Rom. 7. 23. Gal. 5. 17. /Mat. 26. 41. Mark 13. 33. g IThes. 3. 13 
and 5. 23. 

Ct. 128. How dost thou conclude thy prayer? 

A. h " For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever /" that 
is, all these we ask of thee, because thou, being our King and almighty, art 
willing and able to i give us all good ; and all this we pray for, that thereby 
not we, but thy holy name j may be glorified for ever. 

h Mat. 6. 13. i Rom. 10. 12. 2 Pet. 2. 9. j John 14. 13. Psa. 115. 1 
Phi). 4. 20. 

Ct. 129. What doth the word "Amen" signify? 

A. k " Amen" signifies, it shall truly and certainly be: for my prayer is 
more assuredly heard of God, than I feel in my heart that 1 desire these things 
of him. - . 

k 2 Cor. 1. 20. 2 Tim. 2. 13. 



A COMPENDIUM 
OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. 

Question 1. How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou 
enjoying real comfort mayest live and die happily 1 

Answer. Three : first, how great my sins and miseries are t the second, 
how I may be delivered from all my sins and miseries : the third, how I shall 
express my gratitude to God for such deliverance. 



THE PI JUST PART. 

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Q,. 2. Whence knowest thou thy misery 1 
A. Out of the law of God. 

Ct. 3. What hath God commanded thee in his law ? 

A. That is contained in the ten commandments, which he hath revealed in 
scripture, as follows : 

Exodus xx. and Dcut. 5. 4, 5, &c. I am the Lord thy God, which have 
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 

I. Com. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 

II. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image, nor any likeness of 
any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is 
in the water under the earth. Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor 
serve them : for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity 
of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them 
that hate me, and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and 
keep my commandments. 

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the 
Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain. 

IV. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy : six days shalt thou labour 
and do all thy work ; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy Gbd : 
in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, 
thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that 
is within thy gates. For in six a ays the Lord made heaven and earth, the 
sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seve?ith day : wherefore the Loro ! 
blessed the sabbath d 'ay \ and hallowed it* 



COMPENDIUM. 21 

V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the 
land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

VI. Thou shalt not kill. 

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house ; thou shalt not covet thy 
neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-sirvant, nor his oar, nor 
his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. 

Gt. 4. How are the ten commandments divided ? 
A. Into two tables. 

CI. 5. Which is the sum of what God requires of thee in the four command- 
ments of the firs? table ? 

A. That I love the Lord my God, with all my heart, with all my soul, 
with all my mind, and with all my strength : this is the first and great com- 
mandment. 

Gt. 6. Which is the sum of what God commands thee in the six command- 
ments of the second table ? 

A. That I love my neighbour as myself : on these two commandments hang 
the whole law and the prophets. 

.Gt. 7. Canst thou keep all these things perfectly 1 

A. In no wise : for I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbour ; 
and to transgress the commandments of God in thought, word, and deed. 

Gt. 8. Hath God created thee naturally so wicked and perverse ? 

A. By no means : but he created me good and after his own image, in the 
true knowledge of God, in righteousness and in holiness. 

Gt. 9. Whence then proceeds that depravity which is in thee % 

A. From the fall and disobedience of Adam and Eve in Paradise ; hence 
our nature is become so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin. 

Q,. 10. What was that disobedience 1 

A. That they did eat of the fruit of the tree } which God had forbidden them. 
Gt. 11. Does the disobedience of Adam concern us? 

A. Certainly : for he is the father of us all ; and we have all sinned in him, 
€t. 12. Are we then incapable of doing any good of ourselves, and prone to 
all manner of wickedness? 

A. Indeed we are : unless we are regenerated by the spirit of God. 
Gt. 13. Will God suffer such disobedience and corruption to go unpunished 1 
A. By no means: but in his just judgment will punish them, both in time 
and eternity, as it is written : " cursed is every one that continueth not in all 
things, which are written in the book of the law, to do them." 



THE SECOND PART. 

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Gt. 14. By what means canst thou escape this punishment, and be again 
received into favour 1 

A. By such a Mediator, who is in one person very God, and a real righteous 
man. 

a. 15. Who is that Mediator 1 

A. Our Lord Jesus Christ, who in one person is true God, and a real 
righteous man. 
Gt. 16. Could not the angels be our Mediators 1 
A. No : For they are neither God nor men. 
Gt. 17. Cannot the saints be our Mediators ? 

A. No : For they themselves have sinned, and have obtained salvation by 
no other means 4 than through thjs Mediator. 



COMPENDIUM. 



d. 18. Shall all men then be saved by the Mediator, Jesus, as they ate all 
condemned in Adam ? 

A. No: but those only who received him by a true faith: as it is written, 
John 3. 16, " for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 

CL 19. What is true faith 1 

A* It is a certain knowledge of God, and of his promises revealed to us in 
the gospel, and an hearty confidence that all my sins are forgiven me for 
Christ's sake 

QL. 20. What is the sum of that which God hath promised in the gospel, 
and commanded us to believe 1 

A. That is comprehended in the twelve articles of the Catholic Christian 
Faith, which are as follows : 

I. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. 

II. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord : 

fill. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary. 

IV. Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried ; he 
descended into hell. 

V. The third day he rose again from the dead. 

VI. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God } the 
Father Almighty. 

VII. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

VIII. / believe in the Holy Ghost. 

IX. I believe in an Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints. 

X. Theforgivenessofsins. 

XI. The resurrection of the body. 

XII. And the life everlasting. 

Q.. 21. When you profess to believe in God the Father, and the Son, and 
the Holy Ghost,do you mean three Gods thereby 1 

A. In no wise : for there is but one only true God. 

22. Why do you then name three, the Father, the Son, and the Holv 
Ghost 7 

A. Because God hath so revealed himself in his word, that these three dis- 
tinct persons, are the only one and true God, and we also are baptized in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 

Q.. 23. What believest thou when thou say est, " I believe in God, the Father 
Almighty, maker of heaven and earth 1" 

A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who of nothing made 
heaven and earth, and still upholds them by his providence, is my God and 
Father, for Christ his Son's sake. 

Ct. 24. What believest thou when thou sayest, " And in Jesus Christ his 
only begotten Son our Lord V? 

A. That Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of the Father, co-essen- 
tial with God the Father, and the Holy Ghost. 

Q,, 25. Do you not believe that he also became man ? 

A. Yes : for he was conceived by the holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin 
Mary. 

Q,. 26. Is his Godhead then changed into humanity ? 
A. No : For the Godhead is immutable. 
Cl. 27- How is he then become man ? 

A. By assuming the human nature into a personal union with his divine, 

Q,. 28. Did he then bring his human nature from heaven ? 

A. No ; but he took it on him of the Virgin Mary, by the operation of the 
Holy Ghost, and is thus become like unto us his brethren in all things, sin 
excepted, Heb. 2. 17. and 4. 15. 

GL 29. Why rs he called Jesus that is Saviour? 



COMPENDIUM. 23 

x\. Because he saves his people from their sins. 
Gt. 30. Is there no other Saviour? 

A. No : for there is none other name under heaven given among men, 
whereby we must be saved, than in the name of Jesus, Acts 4. 12. 
Gt. 31. Why is he called Christ, that is anointed? 

A. Becausehe was anointed with the Holy Ghost, and ordained by God 
the Father, to be our cjiief Prophet, our only High Priest, and our eternal King, 

Q,. 3*2. What then hath Jesus Christ done to save us ? 

A. He has suffered for us, was crucified and died, was buried and descen- 
ded into hell ; that is, he suffered the torments of hell, and thus became obedi- 
ent to his Father, that he might deliver us from the temporal and eternal 
punishment due to sin. 

<£. 33. In which nature hath he Suffered this 7 

A. <Dnly in his human nature, that is, in soul and body. 

GL 34. What hath then his Godhead contributed hereto ? 

A. His Godhead, by its power, in such wise strengthened the assumed 
human nature, that it could hear the burden of God's wrath against sin. and 
deliver us from it. 

O,. 35. Did Christ then remain under the power of death ? 

A. No: but he rose from the dead the third day for our justification. 
Horn. 4. 25. 

Q,. 36. Where is Christ now, as to his human nature 1 

A. He is ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the 
Father ; that is, exalted in the highest glory, far above all creatures, Eph, 
1. 20, 21. 

Gt. 37. To what end is he there so highly exalted 7 

A. Particularly that he might from thence govern his church, and there be 
our intercessor with the Father. 

Gt. 38. Is he not with us then even unto the end of the world, as he hath 
promised us, Mat. 28. 20 7 

A. With respect to his Godhead, majesty, grace and spirit, he is never 
absent from us ; but with respect to -his human nature, he remains in heaven, 
until he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead. 

Gt. 39. What do you beKeve concerning the Holy Ghost ? 

A. That be is the true and co-eternal God with the Father and Son : 
and that he being given to me of the Father through Christ, regenerates me 
and leads me into all truth, comforts me, and will abide with me for ever. 

■Gt. 40. What believest thou concerning the Holy Catholic Church % 

A. That the Son of God gathers by his word and spirit out of the 
whole human race, those, who are chosen to eternal life, to be a church to 
himself; of which I believe I am and always shall remain a living member, 

Gt. 41. Where doth he gather his church ? 

A. Where God's word is purely preached, and the holy sacraments admin- 
istered according to the institution of Christ. 

Gt. 42. What benefits doth Christ bestow on his church? 

A. He grants her remission of sins, the resurrection of the flesh, and 
eternal life. 

Gt. 43. What doth it profit thee now that thou believest all this? 
A. That I am righteous in Christ before God, Rom. 5. 10. 
Gt. 44. How art thou righteous before God 7 
A. Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ. 

Gt. 45. How is it to be understood that thou art justified by faith only ? 

A. Thus : that the perfect satisfaction, and^righteousness of Christ alone 
are imputed to me of God, by which my sins are forgiven me, and I become 
an heir of everlasting life ; and that I cannot receive that righteousness by 
any other means than by faith. 

Gt. 46. Why cannot our good works be our righteousness before God, or 
some part thereof? 38 



COMPENDIUM. 



A. Because even our best works in this life, are imperfect, and polluted 
with sins. 

Ct. 47. Do our good works then merit nothing, which yet God will reward 
in this and in a future life ? 

A. This reward is not given out of merit, but of grace. 
CI. 48. Who worketh that faith in thee 1 
A. The Holy Ghost. % 
Gt. 49. By what means 1 

A. By the hearing of the word preached, Rom. 10. 14 — 17. 
GL 50. How does he strengthen that faith 1 

A. By the same word preached, and by the use of the holy Sacraments. 
Ct. 51. vV hat are the sacraments 1 

A. They are holy signs and seals instituted by God, thereby to assure us, 
that he of grace grants us remission of sins, and life eternal, for the sake of 
that one sacrifice of Christ finished on the cross. 

Ct. 52. How many sacraments hath Christ instituted in the new testament 1 

A- Two : holy baptism, and the holy suppper. 

Gt..53. Which is the outward sign in baptism? 

A. The water, with which we are baptized in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy >host. 

Ct. 54. What doth that signify and seal 7 

A. The washing away of sins by the blood and spirit of Jesus Christ. 

Ct. 55. Where hath Christ promised and assured us of this 1 

A. In the institution of baptism ; which is as follows, " Go ye into all the 
world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is 
baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not, shall be damned." 

Ct. 56. Are infants also to be baptized ? 

A. Yes : for they, as well as the adult, are comprehended in the covenant of 
God, and in his church. 

Gt. 57. What is the outward sign in the Lord's supper 1 

A. The broken bread that we eat, and the poured out wine, which we drink , 
in remembrance of the sufferings and death of Christ. 

Ct. 58. What is thereby signified and sealed 7 

A. That Christ, with his crucified body and shed blood, feeds and nourishes 
our souls to everlasting life. 

Ct. 59 Where hath Christ promised such things to us 1 

A. In the institution of the Lord's supper, which is thus expressed by St. 
Paul, 1 Cor. 11. "23, 24, 25, 26, " For I have received of the Lord, that which 
also 1 delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was 
betrayed, took bread ; and when he had given thanks, brake it, and said, take, 
eat ; this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me. 
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this 
cup is the new testament in my blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in 
remembrance of me. For so oft as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye 
do show the Lord's death till he come." 

Ct. 60. Is the bread changed into the body of Christ, and the wine into his 
Mood 1 

A. No : no more than the water in baptism is changed into the blood of 
Christ. 

Gt. 61. After what manner must you examine yourself before you come to 
the Lord's supper 1 

A. 1. I must examine whether I abhor myself for my sins, and humble 
myself before God on account of them. 2. Whether I believe and trust that 
all my sins are forgiven me f&r Christ's sake. 3. Whether 1 also have a 
sincere resolution henceforward, to walk in all good works. 

Ct. 62. May those be admitted to the Lord's supper, who teach false doc* 
trines, or lead offensive lives 1 



COMPENDIUM. 



25 



A. No : lest the covenant of God be profaned, and his wrath kindled 
against the whole church. 

Gt. 63. How musLwe then deal with such persons 1 

A. According to the appointment given us by Christ, Mat. 18. 15, 16, 17. 
' If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between 
thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother: but if he 
will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of 
two or three witnesses every word may be established : and if he shall neglect 
to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, 
let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." 



THE THIRD PART. 

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Gt. 61. Since we are saved merely of grace through Christ, why must we 
then yet do good works 1 

A. Not to merit heaven thereby (which Christ hath done) ; but because 
this is commanded me of God. 

Gt» 65. What purpose then do your good works answer ? 

A. That I may thereby testify my thankfulness to God for all his benefits, 
and that he may be glorified by me ; and that also I may be assured of the 
sincerity of my faith, by good works, as the fruits thereof, and that my neigh- 
bours may be edified thereby and gained to Christ. 

Gt. 66. Shall they also be saved who do no good works ?- 

A. No : For the scripture saith, that neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor 
adulterers, nor whoremongers, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor 
revilers, nor robbers, nor such like, shall inherit the kingdom of God, 1 Cor. 
6. 9, and 10, unless they turn to the Lord. 

Gt. 67. Wherein doth the conversion of man consist ? 

A. In a hearty repentance, and avoiding of sin, and in an earnest desire 
after, and doing all good works. 

Gt. 68. What are good works? 

A. Only those, which proceed from a true faith ; are done according to the 
law of God, and to his glory ; and not those, which are founded on human 
institutions, or on our own imaginations. 

Gt. 69. Can they, who are converted to God, perfectly keep the law? 

A. Not at all : but even the most holy men, as long as they are in this 
life, have only a small beginning of this obedience ; yet so, that they with a 
sincere resolution begin to live not only according to some, but according to all 
the commandments of God, as they also constantly pray to God that they may 
daily increase therein. 

Gt. 70. To whom must we pray for this ? 

A. Not to any creature, but to God alone, who can help us, and will hear 
us for Jesus Christ's sake. 

Gt- 71. In whose name must we pray to God ? 

A . Only in the name of Christ, John 16. 23, and not in the name of any saints. 
Gt. 72. What must we pray to God for 1 

A. For all things necessary for soul and body, which Christ our Lord has 
comprised in that prayer, he himself has taught us. 
Gt. 73. What are the words of that prayer ? 

A. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy king- 
dom come. Thy will be done on earth* as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and 
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the king- 
dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

Gt. 74. What do you desire of God in this prayer 1 

A. 1. That all things which tend to the glory of God, may be promoted, and 
whatsoever is repugnant thereto, or contrary to his will, may be prevented, 2, 



26 CONFESSION OF FAITH. 

That he may provide me with all things necessary for the body, and as to my 
soul, preserve me from all evil, which might in any wise be detrimental to 
my salvation. Amen. 

When those who are inclined to become members in lull communion of the 
church, and to approach the Holy Supper of the Lord, thoroughly know and 
confess these fundamental truths, they are then to be asked whether they 
have any doubt in any point concerning the doctrine; to the end they may 
be satisfied : and incase any of them should answer in the affirmative, en 
deavoursmust be used to convince them from the scriptures; and if satisfied, 
they must be asked whether they have experienced the power of the truth in 
their hearts, and are willing and desirous to he saved by Jesus Christ front 
their sins ; and whether they propose, by the grace of God, to persevere in this 
doctrine, to forsake the world, and to lead a new Christian life. Lastly, they 
are to be asked, whether they will submit themselves to the Christian dis- 
cipline. 

Which being done, they are to be exhorted to peace, love and concord with 
all men, and to reconciliation, if there is any variance subsisting between 
them and their neighbours. 



THE CONFESSION OF FAITH 

OF THE 

HeformetJ ISutdi ©httrch. 

RET IS ED IN THE NATIONAL SYSQD, HELD AT DORDRECHT, IN THE 
YEARS, 1618, AND 1619. 

ARTICLE r. 

Ttiat there is one ordy God.. 

WE all believe with the heart, and confess with the mouth, that there is> 
one only simple and spiritual Being, which we call God ; and that he is eter- 
nal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise 
just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good. 

II. By what means God is made knoicn unto us. 

We know him by two means : first, by the creation, preservation and go- 
vernment of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, 
wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to- 
contemplate the invisible things of God, namely, his eternal power and God- 
head, as the apostle Paul saith, Rom. i. 20. All which things are sufficient 
to convince men, and leave them without excuse. Secondly, he makes him- 
self more clearly and fully known to us, by his holy and divine word ; that is 
to say, as far as is necessary for us to know in this life, to his glory and our 
salvation. 

III. Of the written word of God. 

We confess that this word of God was not sent, nor delivered by the will 
of man, but that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 
as the 'apostle Peter saith. And that afterwards God, from a special care, 
which he has for us and our salvation, commanded his servants, the prophets 
and apostles, to commit his revealed word to writing ; and he himself wrote 
with his own finger, the two tables of the law : Therefore we call such 
writings holy and divine scriptures 

IV. Canonical books of the Holy Scriptures. 

We believe that the holy scriptures are contained in two books, namely, the 



CONFESSION OF FAITH. 27 

old and new testament, which are canonical, against which nothing can be 
alleged. These are thus named in the church of God. The books of the old 
testament are, the five books of Moses, viz- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Num- 
bers, Deuteronomy ; the book of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, two books of Samuel, 
and two of the Kings ; two books of the Chronicles, commonly called 
Paralipomenon, the first of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, the Psalms of David, 
the three books of Solomon, namely, the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song 
of Songs ; the four great prophets r Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel ; and 
the twelve lesser prophets, namely, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obediah, Jonah, Mi 
can, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zecharkb, and Maiachi. 

Those of the new testament are the four evangelists; viz. Matthew, Mark* 
Luke and John ; the Acts of the Apostles ; the fourteen epistles of the apostle 
Paul, viz. one to the Romans, t wo to the Corinthians one to the Galatians, one 
to the Ephesians, one to the Philippians, one to the Colossians, two to the 
Thessalonians, two to Timothy, one to Titus, one to Philemon, and one to 
the Hebrews : the seven epistles of the other apostles, namely, one of James, 
two of Peter, three of John, ose of Jude; and the revelations of the apostle 
John. 

V. FVom whence do the Holy Scriptures derive their dignity and authority. 

We receive all these books, and these only, as holy and canonical, for the 
regulation, foundation, and confirmation of our faith ; believing without any 
doubt, all things contained in them, not so much because the church receives 
and approves them as such, but more especially because the Holy Ghost wit- 
nesseth in our hearts, that they are from God, whereof they carry the evidence 
in themselves. For the very blind are able to perceive that the things fore- 
told in them are fulfilling. 

VI. The difference between the canonical and apocryphal books. 

We distinguish those sacred books from the apocryphal ; viz. the third and 
fourth book of Esdras, the books of Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Jesus Syrach, 
Baruch, the appendix to the book of Esther, the song of the three Children in 
the Furnace, the history of Susannah, of Bell and the Dragon, the prayer of 
Manasses, and the two books of the Maccabees. All which the church may 
read and take instruction from, so far as they agree with the canonical books ; 
but they are far from having such power and efficacy, as that we may from 
their testimony confirm any point of faith, or of the Christian religion; much 
less detract from the authority of the other sacred books* 

VII. The sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures, to be the only rule of faith. 

We believe that those holy scriptures fully contain the will of God, and that 
whatsoever man ought to believe, unto salvation, is sufficiently taught therein. 
For since the whole manner of worship, which God requires of us, is written 
in them at large, it is unlawful for any one, though an apostle, to teach other- 
wise, than we are now taught in the holy scriptures : Nay, though it were an 
angel from heaven, as the apostle Paul saith. For, since it is forbidden, to 
add unto or take away any thing from the word of God, it doth thereby evi- 
dently appear, that the doctrme thereof is most perfect and complete in all 
respects. Neither may we compare any writings of men, though ever so 
holy, with those divine scriptures, nor ought we to compare custom, or the 
great multitude, or antiquity, or succession of times or persons, or councils, 
decrees or statutes, with the truth of God, for the truth is above all ; for 
all men are of themselves liars, and more vain than vanity itself: Therefore^ 
we reject, with all our hearts, whatsoever doth not agree with this infallible 
rule, which the apostles have taught us, saying, try the spirits whether they 
are of God* Likewise, if there come any unto ymtj and bring not this doc* 
trine, receive him not into your house. 



28 CONFESSION OF FAITH, 

VIII. Tliut God is one in essence, yet nevertheless distinguished 

in three persons. 

According to this truth and this word of God, we believe in one only God. 
who is one single essence, in which are three persons, really, truly, and eternally 
distinct, according to their incommunicable properties ; namely, the Father, 
and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Father is the cause, origin and 
beginning of all things visible and invisible ; the Son is the word, wisdom, 
and image of the Father ; the Holy Ghost is the eternal power and might, 
proceeding from the Father and the Son. Nevertheless God. k not by this 
distinction divided into three, since the holy scriptures teach us, that the 
Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, have each his personality, dis- 
tinguished by their properties • but in such wise th it these three persons are 
but one only God. Hence then, it is evident, that the Fa' her is not the Son, 
nor the Son the Father, and likewise the Holy Ghost is neither the Father 
nor the Son. Nevertheless these persons thus distinguished are not divided, 
nor intermixed : For the Father hath not assumed the flesh, nor hath the Holy 
Ghost, but the Son only. The Father hath never been without his Son, or 
without his Holy Ghost. For they are all three co-eternal and co-essential 
There is neither first nor last : for they are all three one, in truth, in power, 
in goodness, and in mercy. 

IX. The proof of the foregoing article of the trinity of persons in one God, - 

All this we know, as well from the testimonies of holy writ f as from their 
operations, and chiefly by those we feel in ourselves. The testimonies of the 
holy scriptures, that teach us to believe this holy trinity, are written in many 
places of the old testament, which are not so necessary to enumerate, as to 
choose them out with discretion and judgment. In Genesis, chap. i. 26, 27, 
God saith: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, tf~c. So God 
created man in his own image, male and female created he them. And Gen, 
iii. 22. Behold the man has become as one of us. From this saying, let us 
*nake man in our image, it appears that there are more persons than one 
in the Godhead : and when he saith, God created, signifies the unity. It is 
true he doth not say how many persons there are, but that, which appears to 
us somewhat obscure in the old testament, is very plain in the new. For when 
our Lord was baptized in Jordan, the voice of the Father was heard, saying, 
this is my beloved San : The son was seen in the Water, and the Holy Ghost 
appeared in the shape of a dove. This form is also instituted b}- Christ in 
the baptism of all believers. Baptize all nations, in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. In the Gospel of Luke, the angel 
Gabriel thus addressed Mary, the mother of our Lord, The Holy Ghost 
shall come upon thee, and- the power of the highest shall overshadow thee, 
therefore also that holy thing, which shall be born of thee, shall be called the 
Son of God : likewise, the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of 
God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you. And there are 
three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, 
and these three are one. In all which places we are fully taught, that there 
are three persons in one only divine essence. And although this doctrine far 
surpasses all human understanding ; nevertheless we now believe it by means 
of the word of God, but expect hereafter to enjoy the perfect knowledge and 
benefit thereof in Heaven. Moreover we must observe the particular offices 
and operations of these three persons towards us. The Father is called our 
Creator, by his power ; the Son is our Saviour and redeemer, by his blood ; the 
Holy Ghost is our sanctifier, by his dwelling in our hearts. This doctrine of 
the holy trinity, hath always been defended and maintained by the true church, 
since the times of the apostles, to this very day, against the Jews, Mahometans, 
and some false Christians and heretics. asMarcion, Manes, Praxeas, Sabelfiu*. 



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Samosatenus, Arius, and such like, who have been justly condemned by the 
orthodox fathers. Therefore, in this point, we do willingly receive the three 
Creeds, namely, that of the Apostles, of Nice, and of Athanasius : Likewise 
that, which, conformable thereunto, is agreed upon by the ancient fathers. 
X. That Jesus Christ is true and eternal God. 

We believe that Jesus Christ, according to his divine nature, is the only 
begotten Son of God begotten from eternity, not made nor created, (for then he 
should be a creature) but co-essential and co-eternal with the Father, the ex- 
press image of his person, anrl the brightness of h is glory, equal unto him in 
all things. Who is the Son of God, not only from the time that he assumed our 
nature, but from all eternity, as these testimonies, when compared together, 
teach us. Moses saith, that God created the world ; and John saith, that all 
things were made by that word, which he calleth God : And the Apostle saith 
that God made the wovld&by. his Son. Likewise, that God created all things by 
Jesus Christ. — Therefore it must needs follow, that he, who is called Goa^ 
the Word, the Son, and Jesus Christ, did exist at that time, when all things 
were created by him. Therefore the prophet Micah saith ; his goings forth 
have been from of old, from everlasting. And the apostle ; he hath neither 
beginning of days, nor end of life .* He therefore is that true eternal, and 
almighty God, whom we invoke, worship, and serve* 

XI. That the Holy Ghost is true and eternal God.. 

We believe and confess also, that the Holy Ghost, from eternity, proceeds 
from the Father and Son ; and therefore neither is made, created, nor begotten ; 
but only proceedeth from both ; who ki order is the third person of the holy 
trinity ; of one and the same essence, majesty and glory with the Father, and 
the Son : and therefore, is the true and eternal God, as the holy scripture 
teaches us. 

XII. Of the Creation. 
We believe, that the Father by the word, that is, by his Son, hath created oft 
nothing, the heaven, the earth, and all creatures, as it seemed good unto him., 
giving unto every creature its being, shape, form, and several offices to serve 
its Creator. That he doth also still uphold and govern them by his eternal 
providence, and infinite power, for the service of mankind, to the end that man 
may serve his God. He hath also created the angels good, to be his messen- 
gers, and to serve his elect ; some of whom are fallen from that excellency, 
in which God created them, into everlasting perdition: and the others have., 
by the grace of God, remained steadfast and continued in their primitive state. 
The devils and evil spirits are so depraved, that they are enemies of God and 
every good thing, to the utmost of their power, as murderers, watching to-ruin 
the church and every member thereof, and by their wicked stratagems to 
destroy all : and are therefore, by their own wickedness, adjudged to eternal 
damnation, daily expecting their horrible torments. Therefore we reject and 
abhor the error of the Sadducees, who deny the existence of spirits and angels : 
and also that of the Manichees, who assert that the devils have their origin of 
themselves, and that they are wicked of their own nature, without having been 
corrupted. 

XIII. Of Divine Providence. 
We believe that the same God, afler he had created all things, did not for* 
sake them, or give them up to fortune or chance, but that he rules and governs 
them, according to his holy will, so that nothing happens in this world with- 
out his appointment : nevertheless, God neither is the author of, nor can he 
charged with the sins which are committed. Fof his powerand goodness is so 
great and incomprehensible, that he orders and executes his work in the most 
excellent and just manner, even then, when devils and wicked men act un- 
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not curiously inquire into, farther than our capacity will admit of; but with 
the greatest humility and reverence adore the righteous judgments of God, 
which are hid from us, contenting ourselves that we are disciples of Christ, to 
learn only those things which he has revealed to us in his word, without 
transgressing these limits. This doctrine affords us unspeakable consolation, 
since we are taught thereby, that nothing can befall us by chance, but by the 
direction of our most gracious and heavenly Father ; who watches over us 
with a paternal care, keeping aii creatures so under his power, that not a hair 
of our head, (for they are all numbered) nor a sparrow can fall to the ground, 
without the will of our Father, in whom we do entirely trust, being persuaded, 
that he so restrains the devil and all our enemies, that without his will and 
permission, they cannot hurt us. And therefore we reject that damnable 
error of the Epicureans, who say that God regards nothing, but leaves all 
things to chance. 

XIV. Of the creation and fall of Mem , and his incapacity to perform what 

is truly good. 

We believe that God Created man out of the dust of the earth, and made 
and formed him after his own image and likeness, good, righteous, and holy, 
capable in all things to will agreeably to the will of God. But being in 
honour, he understood it not, neither knew his excellency, but wilfully sub- 
jected himself to sin, and consequently to death, and the curse, giving ear to 
the words of the desil. For the commandment of life, which he had received + 
he transgressed : and by sin separated himself from God, who was his true 
life, having corrupted his whole nature ; whereby he made himself liable to 
coporal and spiritual death. And being thus become wicked, perverse, and 
corrupt in all his ways, he hath lost all his excellent gifts, which he had re- 
ceived from God, and only retained a few remains thereof, whieh however are 
sufficient to leave man without excuse : for all the light which is in us is 
changed into darkness, as the scriptures teach us, saying : The light shincth 
in darkness, and the darkness comprchendeth it not : where St. John calleth 
men darkness. Therefore we reject all that is taught repugnant to this, con - 
cerning the free will of man, since man is but a slave to sin : and has nothing 
of himself, unless it is given him from heaven. For who may presume to 
boast, that he of himself can do any good, since Christ saith, no man can 
come to me, except the Father, which hath sent me, draw him? Who will 
glory in his own will, who understands, that to be carnally minded, is 
enmity against God 1 Who can speak of his knowledge, since the natural 
man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God. In short, who dare sug- 
gest any thoughts since he knows that we are not sufficient of ourselves to 
think any thing as of ourselves, but that our sufficiency is of God ? And 
therefore what the apostle saith ought justly to beheld sure and firm, that God 
worketh in us both to will and to do of his good pleasure. For there is no 
will nor understanding, conformable to the divine will and understanding, but 
what Christ hath wrought in man : which he teaches us, when he saith, with* 
out me ye can do nothing. 

XV. Of original Sin. 

We believe that, through the disobedience of Adam, original sin is extended 
to all mankind ; which is a corruption of the whole nature, and an hereditary 
disease, wherewith infants themselves are infected even in their mother's womb, 
and which produceth in man all sorts of sin, being in him as a root thereof; and 
therefore is so vile and abominable in the sight of God, that it is sufficient to 
condemn all mankind. Nor is it by any .means abolished or done away by- 
baptism ; since sin always issues forth from this woful source, as water from a 
fountain ; notwithstanding it is not imputed to the children of God unto com 
tfemnation, but by his grace and mercy is forgiven therm Not that they should 
rest securely in sin, but that a senss of this corruption should make* believers 



CONFESSION OF FAITH. 31 
often to sigh, desiring to be delivered from this body of death. Wherefore 
we reject the error of the Pelagians, who assert that sin proceeds only from 
imitation. 

XVI. Of eternal Election. 

We believe that all the posterity of Adam, being thus fallen into perdition 
and ruin, by the sin of our first parents, God then did manifest himself such as 
lie is; that is to say, merciful and just : Merciful, since he delivers and preserves 
from this perdition all, whom, he in his eternal and unchangeable council of 
mere goodness hath elected in Christ Jesus our Lord, without any respect to 
their works : Just, in leaving others in the fall and perdition wherein they 
have involved themselves. 

XVII. Of the recovery of fallen Man. 

We believe that our most gracious God, in his admirable wisdom and good - 
ness, seeing that man had thus thrown himself into temporal and spiritual 
death, and made himself wholly miserable, was pleased to seek and comfort, 
him, when he trembling fled from his presence, promising him that he would 
give his Son, who should be made of a woman, to bruise the head of the ser- 
pent, and make Mm happy, 

XVIII. OJ the incarnation of Jesus Christ. 

We confess therefore that God did fulfil the promise, which he made to the 
fathers, by the mouth of his holy prophets, when he sent into the world, at the 
time appointed by him, his own, only begotten and eternal Son. " Who took 
upon him the form of a servant, and became like unto man, really assuming the 
true human nature, with all its infirmities, sin excepted, being conceived in 
the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Ghost, with- 
out the means of man. And did not only assume human nature as to the 
body, but also a true human soul, that he might be a real man, For since 
the soul was lost as well as the body, it was necessary that he should take both 
upon him, to save both. Therefore we confess (in opposition to. the heresy of 
the Anabaptists, who deny that Christ assumed human flesh of his mother) 
that Christ is become a partaker of the flesh and blood of the children; that he is 
a fruit of the loins of David after the flesh ; made of the seed of David according 
to the flesh; a fruit of the womb of the Virgin Mary, made of a woman; a branch 
of David ; a shoot of the root of Jesse ; sprung from the tribe of Judab ; descen- 
ded from the Jews according to the flesh : of the seed of Abraham, since he took 
upon him the seed of Abraham, "and became like unto his brethren in all things- 
sin excepted jp so that in truth he is our Immanuel, that is to say, God with us, 

XIX. Of the union and distinction of the two n atures in the person of 

Christy 

We believe that by this conception, the person of the Son is inseparably 
united and connected with the human nature ; so that there are not two Sons 
of God, nor two persons, but two natures united in one single person : yet, that 
each nature retains its own distinct properties. As then the divine nature 
hath always remained uncreated, without beginning of days or end of life, 
filling heaven and earth: so also hath the human nature not lost it properties, 
but remained a ereature, having beginning of days, being a finite nature, and 
retaining all the properties of a real body : And though he hath by his resur- 
rection given immortality to the same, nevertheless - he bath not changed the 
reality of his human nature ; for as much as-our salvation and resurrection also 
depend on the reality, of his body. But these two natures are so closely united 
in one person, that they were not separated even by his death. Therefore 
that, which, he when dying commended into the hands of his Father, was a, 
yeal human spirit, departing from his body : But in the mean time the divine 
nature always remained united with the human, even when he lay in the 



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grave : And the Godhead did not cease to be in him, any more than it did 
when he was an infant, though it did not so clearly manifest itself for a while. 
Wherefore we confess, that he is very God ; and very Man ; very God by 
his power to conquer death ; and very man that he might die for us according 
to the infirmity of his flesh. 

XX. That God hath manifested his justice and mercy in Christ. 
We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent his Son to 

assume that nature, in which the disobedience was committed, to make satisfac- 
tion in the same, and to bear the punishment of sin by his most bitter passion 
and death. God therefore manifested his justice against his Son, when he 
laid our iniquities upon him, and poured forth his mercy and goodness on us, 
who were guilty and worthy of damnation, out of mere and perfect love, giving 
his Son unto death for us, and raising him for our justification, that through 
him we might obtain immortality and life eternal. 

XXI. Of the satisfaction of Christ, our only high priest, for us. 

We believe that Jesus Christ is ordained with an oath to be an everlasting 
high priest, after the order of Melchisedec. Who hath presented himself in 
our behalf before his Father, to appease his wrath by his full satisfaction, by 
offering himself on the tree of the cross, and pouring out his precious blood to 
purge away our sins ; as the prophet had foretold. For it is written, " he was 
wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastise- 
ment of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed : He was 
brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and numbered with the transgressors :' ■ 
and condemned by Pontius Pilate as a malefactor, though he had first declared 
him innocent. Therefore, " he restored that which he took not away, and 
suffered the just for the unjust," as well in his body as soul, feeling the terrible 
punishment which our sins had merited; insomuch " that his sweat became 
like unto drops of blood failing on the ground." He called out, " my Gca, 
my God, why hast thou forsaken me ?" And hath suffered all this for the 
remission of our sins. — Wherefore we justly say with the Apostle Paul. 
" that we know nothing, but Jesus Christ, and him crucified ; we count all 
things but loss and dung for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus 
our Lord :" in whose wounds we find all manner of consolation. Neither is 
it necessary to seek or invent any other means of being reconciled to God } 
than this only sacrifice, once offered, by which believers are made perfect for 
ever. This is also the reason why he was called by the angel of God, Jesus. 
that is to say, Saviour, because he should save his people from their sins. 

XXII. Of our justification through faith in Jesus Christ. 

We believe that, to attain the true knowledge of this great mysterv, 
the Holy Ghost kindleth in our hearts an upright faith, which embraces Jesus 
Christ, with all his merits, appropriates him, and seeks nothing more besides 
him. For it must needs follow, either that ail things, which are requisite to 
our salvation, are not in Jesus Christ, or if all things are in him, that then 
those, who possess Jesus Christ through faith, have complete salvation in 
Him. — Therefore, for any to assert, that Christ is not sufficient, but that 
something more is required besides him, would be too gross a blasphemy ; for 
hence it would follow, that Christ was but half a Saviour. Therefore we justly 
say with Paul, that we are justified by faith alone, or by faith without works. 
However, to speak more clearly, we do not mean, that faith itself justifies us, 
for it is only an instrument, with which we embrace Christ our Righteousness • 
But Jesus Christ, imputing to us all his merits, and so many°holy works, 
which he hath done for us, and in our stead, is our Righteousness. And faith 
is an instrument, that keeps us in communion with him in all his benefits 
which, when become ours, are more than sufficient to acquit us of our sins 



CONFESSION OP FAITH. 3S 

XXIII. That our justification consists in the forgiveness of sin, and the 
imputation of Christ's righteousness* 
We believe that our salvation consists, in the remission of our sins for Jesus 
Christ's sake, and that therein our righteousness before God is implied : as 
David and Paul teach us, declaring this to be the happiness of man, that God 
imputes righteousness to him without works. And the same apostle saith, 
that we are justified freely, by his grace, through the redemption which is 
in Jesus Christ. And therefore we always hold fast this foundation, ascrib- 
ing all the glory to God, humbling ourselves before him, and acknowledging 
ourselves to be such as we really are, without presuming to trust in any thing 
in ourselves, or in any merit of ours, relying and resting upon the obedience 
of Christ crucified alone, which becomes ours, when we believe in him : this 
is sufficient to cover all our iniquities, and to give us confidence, in approach- 
ing to God ; freeing the conscience of fear, terror and dread, without follow- 
ing the example of our first father, Adam, who, trembling, attempted to cover 
himself with fig leaves. — And verily if we should appear before God, relying 
on ourselves, or on any other creature, though ever so little, we should, alas I 
be consumed. And therefore every one must pray with David ; O Lord, 
enter not into judgment with thy servant : for in thy sight shall no man 
twing be justified, 

XXIV. Of Maris sanctification and good works. 

We believe that this true faith being wrought in man by the hearing of the 
word of God, and the operation of the Holy Gnost, doth regenerate and make 
him a new man, causing him to live a new life, and freeing him from the 
bondage of sin. — Therefore it is so far from being true, that this justifying 
faith makes men remiss in a pious and holy life, that on the contrary without 
it they would never do anything out of love to God, but only out of self-love 
or fear of damnation. Therefore it is impossible that this holy faith can be un- 
fruitful in man : for we do not speak of a vain faith, but of such a faith, which 
is called in scripture, a faith that worketh by love, which excites man to the 
practice of those works, which God has commanded in his word. Which 
works, as they proceed from the good root of faith, are good and acceptable in 
the sight of God, for as much as they are all sanctified by his grace : Howbeit 
they are of no account towards our justification. For it is by faith in Christ 
that we are justified, even before we do good works, otherwise they could not 
be good works, any more than the fruit of a tree can be good, before the tree 
itself is good. Therefore we do good works, but not to merit by them, (for 
what can we merit) nay, we are beholden to God for the good works we do. 
and not he to us, since it is he that worketh in us both to will and to do of his 
good pleasure. Let us therefore attend to what is written, when ye shall 
have done all those things which are commanded you, say, we are unprofita- 
ble servants : we have done that which was our duty to do. In the mean 
time, we do not deny, that God rewards good works, but it is through his grace 
that he crowns his gifts. Moreover, though we do good works, we do not 
found our salvation upon them ; for we can do no work but what is polluted 
by our flesh, and also punishable : and although we could perform such works, 
still the remembrance of one sin is sufficient to make God reject them. Thus 
then we should always be in doubt, tossed to and fro without any certainty, 
and poor consciences be continually vexed, if they relied not on the merits of 
the suffering and death of our Saviour. 

XXV. Of the abolishing of the Ceremonial Law. 

We believe, that the ceremonies and figures of the law ceased at the coming 
of Christ, and that all the shadows are accomplished : so that the use of them 
must be abolished amongst Christians ; yet the truth and substance of them 
remain with us in Jesus Christ, in whom they have their completion, In 



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the mean time, we still use the testimonies taken out of the law and the 
prophets, to confirm us in the doctrine of the gospel, and to regulate our life 
in all honesty, to the glory- of God, according to his will. 

XXVI. Of Christ's intercession* 
We helieve that we have no access unto God, than alone through the only 
mediator and advocate Jesus Christ, the righteous, who therefore became man, 
having united in one person the divine and human natures, that we men might 
have access to the divine Majesty, which access would otherwise be barred 
against us. But this Mediator, whom the Father hath appointed between him 
and us, ought in no wise to affright us by his majesty, or cause us to seek 
mother according to our fancy. For there is no creature either in heaven 
?r on earth, who loveth us more than Jesus Christ ; who though he was in 
x he form of God, yet made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the 
form of a man, and of a servant for us, and was made like unto his brethren 
■in all things. If then we should seek for another Mediator, who would be 
well affected towards us, whom could we find, who loved us more than he, who 
laid down his life for us, even when we were his enemies 1 And if we seek for 
one who hath power and majesty, who is there that hath so much of both as he 
who sits at the right hand of his Father,3.nd who hath all power in heaven and 
on earth 1 And who will sooner be heard than the own well beloved Son'of 
God ? Therefore it was only through distrust that this practice of dishonour- 
ing instead of honouring the saints, was introduced, doing that, which they never 
have done, nor required, but have on the contrary steadfastly rejected according 
to their bounden duty, as appears by their writings. Neither must we plead here 
our un worthiness; for the meaning is not that we should offer our prayers to God 
on account of our own unworthiness, but only on account of the excellency and 
worthiness of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose righteousness is become ours by 
faith. Therefore the apostle to remove this foolish fear, or rather mistrust from 
us, justly saith, that Jesus Christ was made like unto his brethren in all things, 
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest, to make reconciliation 
for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempt- 
ed he is able to succour them that are tempted ; and further to encourage us. 
he adds, seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the 
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession . For we have 
not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; 
but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore 
come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace 
to help in time of need. The same apostle saith, that we have boldness to enter 
into the holiest, by the blood of Jesus ; let us draw near (saith he) with a true 
heart in full assurance of faith, fyc. Likewise, Christ hath an unchangeable 
priesthood, wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost^ that come 
unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. What 
more can be required 1 since Christ himself saith, I am the way and the truth, 
and the life ; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. To what purpose 
should we then seek another advocate, since it hath pleased God, to give us 
his own Son as an advocate 2 Let us not forsake him to take another, or rather 
to seek after another, without ever being able to find him ; for God well knew, 
when he gave him to us that we were sinners. Therefore according to the 
command of Christ, we call upon the heavenly Father through Jesus Christ our 
Only mediator, as we are taught in the Lord's prayer ; bein.o; assured that what- 
ever we ask of the Father in his name, will be granted us. 

XXVII. Of the Catholic Christian Church. 
We believe and profess, one catholic or universal church, which is an holy 
congregation, of true Christian believers, all expecting their salvation in Jesus 
•Christ, being washed by his blood, sanctified and sealed by the Holy Ghost, 



CONFESSION OF FAITH. 3. 

*This church Iiath been from the beginning of the world, and will be to the end 
thereof; which is evident from this, that Christ is an eternal king, which 
without subjects, cannot be. And this holy church is preserved or support 
ed by God, against the rage of the whole world : though she sometimes (for a 
while) appear very small, and in the eyes of men, to be reduced to nothing : 
as during the perilous reign of Achat), the Lord reserved unto him seven 
thousand men, who had not bowed their knees to Baal. Furthermore, this 
holy church is not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place % or to certain 
persons, but is spread and dispersed over the whole world ; and yet is joined 
and united with heart and will, by the power of faith, in one and the same 
spirit. 

XXVIII. That every one is bound to join himself to the true Church. 

"We believe, since this holy congregation is an assembly those who are 
saved, and that out of it there is no salvation, that no person of whatsoever 
state or condition he may be, ought to withdraw himself, to live in a separate 
state from it ; but that all men are in duty T)ound to join and unite them 
selves with it ; maintaining the unity of the church ; submitting themselves to 
the doctrine and discipline thereof ; bowing their necks under the yoke of 
Jesus Christ ; and as mutual members of the same body, serving to the edifi- 
cation of the brethren, according to the talents God has given them. And 
that this may be the more effectually observed, it is the duty of all believers, 
according to the word of God, to separate themselves from all those, who do 
not belong to the church, and to join themselves to this congregation, whereso- 
ever God hath established it, even though the magistrates and edicts of princes 
were against it ; yea, though they should suffer death or any other corporal 
punishment. Therefore all those, who separate themselves from the same, or 
do not join themselves to it, act contrary to the ordinance of God. 

XXIX. Of the marks of the true Church, and wherein she differs from the 
false Church. 

We believe, that we ought diligently and circumspectly to discern from the 
word of God, which is the true church, since all sects which are in the world as 
sume to themselves the name of the church. But we speak not here of hypo 
elites, who are mixed in the church with the good, yet are not of the church, 
though externally in it : but we say that the body and communion of the true 
church, must be distinguished from ail sects, who call themselves the church. 
The marks, by which the true church is known, are these: If the pure doc- 
trine of the gospel is preached therein ; if she maintains the pure administration 
of the sacraments as instituted by Christ : if church discipline is exercised in 
punishing of sin : In short, if all things are managed according to the pure 
word of God, all things contrary thereto rejected ; and Jesus Christ acknowled- 
ged as the only head of the church. Hence the true church may certainly be 
known, from which no man has a right to separate himself. With respect to 
those, who are members of the church, they may be known by the marks of 
Christians, namely, by faith ; and when they have received Jesus Christ the 
only Saviour, they avoid sin, follow after righteousness, love the true God and 
their neighbour, neither turn aside to the right or left, and crucify the flesh will; 
the works thereof. But this is not to be understood, as if there did not remain 
iii them great infirmities ; but they fight against them through the spiiii, ah 
the days of their life, continually taking their refuge to the blood, death, pas- 
sion, and obedience of our Lord Jesus Christ, " in whom they have remission 
of sins, through faith in him." As for the false church, she ascribes more 
power and authority to herself and her ordinances, than the word of God, and 
will not submit herself to the yoke of Christ — Neither does she administer the 
sacraments, as appointed by Christ in his word, but adds to and takes from 
'them, as she thinks proper : sherelieth more unon men than upon Christ ; and 

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Eersecutes those, who live holily according to the word of God, and rebuke 
er for her errors, covetousness. and idolatry. These two churches are easily 
known and distinguished from each other. 

XXX. Concerning the government of, and offices in the Church. 

We believe, that this true church must be governed by the spiritual policy, 
which our Lord hath taught us in his word ; namely, that there must be minis- 
ters or pastors, to preach the word of God, and to administer the sacraments ; 
also elders and deacons, who, together with the pastors, form the council of the 
church : that by these means the true re iigion maybe preserved, and the true 
doctrine ever} 7 where propagated, likewise transgressors punished and restrain- 
ed by spiritual means: also that the poor and distressed may be relieved and 
comforted, according to their necessities. By these means every thing will be 
carried on in the church with good order and decencv, when faithful men are 
chosen, according to the rule prescribed by St. Paul in his epistle to Timothy. 

XXXI. Of the Ministers, Elders, and Deacons. 

We Believe, that the ministers of God's word, and the elders and deacons, 
^ught to be chosen to their respective offices by a lawful election by the church, 
with calling upon the name of the Lord, and in that order, which the word of 
Grod teacheth. Therefore every one must take heed, not to intrude himself by 
indecent means, but is bound to wait till it shall please C-od to call him ; that he 
may have testimony of his calling, a nd be certain and assured that it is of the 
Lord. As for the ministers of God's word, they have equally the same power 
md authority wheresoever they are, as they are all ministers of Christ, the only 
universal Bishop, and the only head of the church. Moreover, that this 
'loly ordinance of God may not be violated or slighted, we say that every one 
3Ught to esteem the ministers of God's w^/rd, and the elders of the church, very 
highly for their work's sake, and be at peace with them without murmuring, 
Jtrife or contention, as much as possible. 

XXXII. Of the order and discipline of the Church. 

In the mean time we believe, though it is useful and beneficial, that those, who 
are rulers of the church, institute and establish certain ordinances among them- 
selves for maintaining the body of the church ; yet they ought studiously to 
take care, that they do not depart from those things, which Christ, our only 
master, hath instituted. And therefore, we reject all human inventions, and 
all laws, which man would introduce into the worship of God, thereby to bind 
and compel the conscience, in any manner whatever Therefore we admit on- 
ly of that, which tends to nourish and preserve concord, and unity, and to keep 
all men in obedience to God. For this purpose, excommunication or church 
discipline is requisite, with the several circumstances belonging to it, according 
to the word of God. 

XXXIIL Of the sacraments. 

We believe, that our gracious God, on account of our weakness and infirmi- 
ties, hath ordained the sacraments for us, thereby to seal unto us his promises, 
and to be pledges of the good will and grace of God toward us, and also to 
nourish and strengthen our faith ; which he hath joined to the word of the 
gospel, the better to present to our senses, both that, which he signifies to us 
by his word, and that which he works inwardly in our hearts, thereby assur- 
ing and confirming in us the salvation which he imparts to us. For they are 
visible signs and seals of an inward and invisible thing, by means whereof, 
God worketh in us by the power of the Holy Ghost. Therefore the signs are 
not in vain or insignificant, so as to deceive us. For Jesus Christ is the true 
object presented by them, without whom they would be of no moment More- 
over, we are satisfied with the number of sacraments, which Christ our Lord 



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hath instituted, which are two only, namely, the sacrament of baptism, and 
the holy supper of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

XXXIV. Of holy baptism. 

We believe and confess that Jesus Christ, who is the end of the law, hath 
made an end, by the shedding of his blood, of all other sheddings of blood, 
which men could or would make as a propitiation or satisfaction for sin : 
and that he, having abolished circumcision, which was done with blood, hath 
instituted the sacrament of baptism instead thereof ; by which we are received 
into the church of God, and separated from all other people and strange reli- 
gions, that we may wholly belong to him, whose ensign and banner we bear : 
And serves as a testimony unto us, that he will forever be our gracious God. 
and Father. Therefore he has commanded all those, who are his, to be bap- 
tized with pure water, " in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost:" Thereby signifying to us, that as water washeth away the 
filth of the body, when poured upon it, and is seen on the body of the baptized, 
when sprinkled upon him ; so doth the blood of Christ, by the power of the Holy 
Ghost, internally sprinkle the soul, cleanse it fromitssins. and regenerate us 
from children of wrath, unto children of God. Not that this is effected by the 
external water, but by the sprinkling of the precious blood of the Son of God ; 
who is our Red Sea, through whicltwe must pass, to escape the tyranny of 
Pharaoh, that is, the devil, and to. enter into the spiritual land of Canaan. 
Therefore the ministers, on their part, administer the sacrament, and that 
which is visible, but our Lord giveth that which is signified by the sacrament, 
namely, the gifts and invisible grace ; washing, cleansing and purging our 
souls of all filth and unrighteousness ; renewing our hearts, and filling them 
with all comfort ; giving unto- us a true assurance of his fatherly goodness ; 
putting on us the new man, and putting off the old man with all his deeds : — 
Therefore we belie vo, that e very man, who is earnestly studious of obtaining 
life eternal, ought to be but once baptized with this only baptism, without 
ever repeating the same : since we cannot be born twice. Xeither doth this 
baptism only avail us, at the time when the water is poured upon us, and re- 
ceived by us, but also through the whole course of our life ; therefore we detest 
the error of the anabaptists, who are not content with the one only baptism 
they have once received, and moreover condemn the baptism of the infants of 
believers, whom we believe ought to be baptized and sealed with the sign of 
the covenant, as the children in Israel formerly were circumcised upon the 
same promises, which are made unto our children. And indeed Christ shed 
his blood no less for the washing of the children of the faithful, than for adult 
persons ; and therefore they ought to receive the sign and sacrament of that, 
which Christ hath done for them ; as the Lord.commanded in the law, that 
they should be made partakers of the sacrament of Christ's suffering and 
death, shortly after they were born, by offering for them a lamb, which was a 
sacrament of Jesus Christ. Moreover, what circumcision was to the Jews, 
that baptism is to our children. And for this reason Paul calls baptism the 
circumcision of Christ. 

XXXV. Of the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
We believe and confess that our Saviour Jesus Christ did ordain and institute 
the sacrament of the holy supper, to nourish and support those whom he hath 
already regenerated and incorporated into his family, which is his church. — 
Now those, whoare regenerated, have in them a, two-fold life, the one corporal 
and temporal, which they have- from the first birth * and is common to all men : 
the other spiritual and heavenly, which is given them in their second birth, 
which is effected by the word of the gospel, in. the-- communion of the body of 
Christ ; and this life is not common, but is peculiar to God's elect. In like man- 
ner God hath given us, for the support of the bodily and earthly life, earthly and 



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common bread, which is subservient thereto, and is common to all men, even 
rs life itself. But for the support of the spiritual and heavenly life, which be- 
lievers have, he hath seat a living bread, which descended from heaven, namely s 
Jesus. Christ, who nourishes and strengthens the spiritul life of believers, when 
they eat him, that is to say, when they apply and receive him by faith in the 
spirit. — Christ, that he might represent unto us this spiritual and heavenly 
bread, hath instituted an earthly and visible bread, as a sacrament of his body, 
and wine as a sacrament of his blood, to testify bv them unto us, that^ as cer- 
tainly as we receive and hold this sacrament in our hands, and eat and drink 
the same with our mouths, by which our life is afterwards nourished, we alto 
do as certainly receive by faith (which is the hand and mouth of our sou)) the 
true body and blood of Christ our only Saviour in our souls, for the support of 
our spiritual life. Now, as it i&certain and beyond all doubt, that Jesus Christ 
hath not enjoined to us the use of his sacraments in vain, so he works in us all 
that he represents to us by these holy signs, though the manner surpasses 
our understanding, and cannot be comprehended by us, as the operations of the 
Holy Ghost are hidden and incomprehensible. In the mean time we err not, 
when we say, that what is eaten and drunk by us is the proper and natural 
body, and the proper blood of Christ. But the manner of our partaking of 
the same, k not by the mouth, but by the spirit through faith. Thus then, 
though Christ always sits at the right hand of his Father in the heavens, yet 
doth he not therefore cease to make us partakers of himself by faith. T his 
feast is a spiritual table, at which Christ communicates himself with all his be- 
nefits to us, and gives us there to enjoy both himself, and the merits of his 
sufferings and death, nourishing, strengthening and comforting our poor com- 
fortless souls, by the eating of his flesh, quickening and refreshing them by 
the drinking of his blood. Further, though the sacraments are connected 
with the thing signified, nevertheless both are not received by ail men : the un- 
godly indeed receives the sacrament to his condemnation, but he doth not re- 
ceive the truth of the sacrament. As Judas and Simon the sorcerer, both 
indeed received the sacrament, but not Christ, who was signified by ft, of 
whom believers only are made partakers. Lastly, we receive this holy sacra- 
ment in the assembly of the people of God, with humility and reverence, keep- 
ing up amongst us a holy remembrance of the death of Christ our Saviour, 
with thanksgiving : making there confession of our faith, and of the Christian 
religion. Therefore no one ought to come to this table, without having pre- 
viously rightly examined himself ; lest by eating of this bread and drinking of 
this cup, he eat and drink judgment to himself. In a word, we are excited 
by the use of this holy sacrament, to a fervent iove towards God, and our neigh- 
bour. Therefore we reject all mixtures and damnable inventions, which men 
have added unto, and blended with the sacraments, as profanations of them : 
and affirm that we ought to rest satisfied with the ordinance, which Christ and 
his apostles have taught us, and that we must speak of them in the same man- 
ner as they have spoken. 

XXXVI. Of Magistrates. 

We believe that our gracious God, because of the depravity of mankind* 
hath appointed kings, princes, and magistrates, willing that the world should 
be governed by certain laws and policies ; to the end that the dissoluteness of 
men might be restrained, and all things carried on among them with good 
order and decencv. For this purpose he hath invested the magistracy with 
the sword, for the punishment of evil doers, and for the protection of them 
that do well. And their office is, not only to have regard unto, and watch 
for the welfare of the ciyH^stite ; hat also that they protect the sacred ministry ; 
and thus may remove and prevent all idolatry and false worship ; that the king- 
dom of antichrist may be thus destroyed, and the kingdom of Christ promoted. 
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every where, that God may be honoured and worshipped by every one, as he- 
commands in his word. Moreover, it is the bounden duty of every one, of 
what state, quality, or condition soever lie may be, to subject himself to the 
magistrate^ ; to pay tribute, to show due honour and respect to them, and to 
obey them in all things which are not repugnant to the word of God ; to suppli- 
cate for them in their, prayers, that God may rule and guide them in ail their 
ways, and that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and 
honesty. Wherefore we detest the anabaptists and other seditious people, 
and in general all those, who reject the higher powers and magistrates, and 
would subvert justice, introduce a conimunity of goods, and confound that 
decency and good order, which God hath established among men. 

XXXVII. Of the Last Judgment. 

Finally we believe, according to the word of God, when the time appointed 
by the Lord (which is unknown to all creatures) is come, and the number of 
the elect complete, that our Lord Jesus Christ will come from heaven, corpo- 
rally and visibly, as he ascended, with great glory and majesty to declare him- 
self judge of the quick, and the dead ; burning this old world with fire and 
name, to cleanse it. And then all men will personally appear before this great 
judge, both men and women and children, that have been from the begin- 
ning of the world to the end thereof, being summoned by the voice of the arch- 
angel, ami by the sound of the trumpet of God, For all the dead shall be raised 
out of the earth, and their souls joined and united with their proper bodies, 
in which they formerly lived As for those, who shall then be living, they 
shall not die as the others, but be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and 
from corruptible, become incorruptible. Then the books (that is to say the 
consciences) shall l>e opened, and the dead judged according to what they shall 
have done in this world, whether it be good or evil. Nay, all men shall give 
an account of every idle word they have spoken, which the world only counts 
amusement and jest; and then the secrets and hypocrisy of men shall be dis- 
closed and laid open before all. And therefore the consideration of this judg- 
ment, is justly terrible and dreadful to the w T icked and ungodly, but most 
desirable and comfortable to the righteous and the elect : because then their 
full deliverance shall be perfected, and there they shall receive the fruits of 
their labour and trouble, which they have borne. Their innocence shall be 
known to all, and they shall see the terrible vengeance which God shall exe- 
cute on the wicked, who most cruelly persecuted, oppressed, and tormented 
them in this world ..; and who shall be convicted by the testimony of their own 
consciences, and being immortal, shall be tormented in that everlasting fire, 
which is prepared for the devil and his angels. But on the contrary the faith- 
ful and elect shall be crowned with glory and honour ; and the Son of God 
will confess their names before God his Father, and his elect angels ; all tears 
shall be wiped from their eyes ; and their cause, which is now condemned by 
many judges and magistrates, as heretical and impious, will then be known 
to be the cause of the Son of God. And for a gracious reward,' the Lord 
will cause them to possess such a glory, as never entered into the heart of 
man to conceive. Therefore we expect that-great day with a most ardent 
desire, to the end that we may fully enjoy the promises of God in Christ 
Jesus our Lord. Amen. 

T$ven so, come. Lord Jesus. Rev. xxiL SO- 



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CANONS 

Ratified in the National Synod of the Reformed CJftirch. 
held at Dordrecht, in the years 1618 and 1619. 

FIRST HEAD OF DOCTRINE. 



Article I. As all men have sinned in Adam, lie under the curse, and are ob- 
noxious to eternal death, God would have done no injustice by leaving them 
all to perish, and delivering them over to condemnation on account or sin, ac- 
cording to the words of fhe apostle. Rom. iii.19, " that every month may be 
slopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. ,r And verse 23, 
1 { for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." And Rom. vi. 23. 
i; for the wages of sin is death." 

Art* II- But in this the love of God was manifested, that he sent his only 
begotten Son into the world, that whosoever believeth on him should not 
perish, but have everlasting life. 1 John iv. 9. John iii. 16. 

Art. III. And that men may be brought to believe, God mercifully sends the 
messengers of these most joyful tidings, to whom he will, and at what time he 
pleaseth ; by whose ministry men are called to repentance and faith in Christ 
crucified, Rom. x. 14, 15. " How then shall they call on Mm, in whom they 
have not believed 1 And how shall they believe in him of whom they have 
not heard 1 And how shall they hear without a preacher 1 And how shall 
they preach except they be sent 1" 

Art, IV. The wrath of God abideth upon those who believe not this gospel 
But such as receive it, and embrace Jesus the Saviour by a true and living 
faith, are by him delivered from the wrath of God, and from destruction, and 
have the gift of eternal life conferred upon them. 

Art. V. The cause or guilt of this unbelief as well as of all other sins, is 
no wise in God, but in man himself : whereas faith in Jesus Christ, and sal- 
vation through him is the free gift of God, as it is written, " By grace ye are 
saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the. gift of God." Eph. it 
3. " And unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on 
km/ 3 &c Phil, i; 29. 

Art. VI. That some receive the gift of faith, from God, and others do not 
receive it, proceeds from God's eternal decree, " For known unto God are alt 
his works from the beginning of the world." Acts xv. 18. Eph. i. 11. Accord- 
ing to which decree, he graciously softens the hearts of the elect, however 
obstinate, and inclines them to believe; while he leaves the non-elect in hi& 
just judgment to their own wickedness and obduracy. And herein is espe- 
cially displayed the profound, the merciful, and at the same time the right- 
eous discrimination between men, equally involved in ruin ; or that decree of 
election and reprobation, revealed in the word of God, which though men of 
perverse, impure and unstable minds, wrest to their own destruction, yet to 
holy and pious souls affords unspeakable consolation. 

Art. VII. Election is- the unchangeable purpose of God, whereby, before 
die foundation of the worldj he hath, out of mere grace, according to the sove- 
reign good pleasure of Iiis own will, chosen, from the whole human race, which 
nad fallen through their own fault, from their primitive state of recitudc, into 
sin and destruction, a certain number of persons to redemption in Christ, whom 



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he from eternity appointed the Mediator and head of the elect, and the foun- 
dation of Salvation. 

This elect number, though by nature neither better nor more deserving 
than others, but with them involved in one common misery, God hath decreed 
to give to Christ, to be saved by him, and effectually to call and draw them to 
his communion by his word and Spirit, to bestow upon them true faith, justifi- 
cation and sanetification ; and having powerfully preserved them in the fellow- 
ship of his Son, finally, to glorify them for the demonstration of his mercy, and 
for the praise of the riches of his glorious grace ; asitit« written, "According 
as he hath choaen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should 
be holy, and without blame before him in love ; having predestinated us unto 
the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good 
pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath 
made us accepted in the beloved." Eph. i. 4 r 5, 6. Ami elsewhere, "Whom 
he did predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also, 
justified, and whom he justified, them he also glorified." Rom. viii. 30. 

Art. VIII. There are not various decrees of election, but one and the same 
decree respecting all those, who shall be saved, both under the old and new 
testament : since the scripture declares the good pleasure, purpose and counsel 
of the divine will to be one, according to which he hath chosen us from eter- 
nity both to grace, and to glory, to salvation and the way of salvation, which 
he hath ordained that we should walk therein. 

A rt, IX. This election was not founded upon foreseen faith, and the obedi 
ence of faith, holiness, or any other good quality or disposition in man, as the 
p re-requisite, cause or condition on which it depended ; but men are chosen 
to faith and to the obedience of faith, holiness^ &c. therefore election is the 
fountain of every saving good ; from which proceed faith, holiness, and the 
other gifts of salvation, and finally eternal life itself, as its fruits and effects, 
according to that of the apostle. " He hath chosen us (not because we were) 
but that we should be holy, and without blame, before him in love." Eph i. 4- 

Art. X. The good pleasure of Gfod is the sole cause of this gracious election ; 
which doth not consist herein, that God foreseeing all possible qualities of 
human actions, elected certain of these, as a condition of salvation ; but that 
he was pleased out of the common mass of sinners to adopt some certain per 
sons as a peculiar people to himself, as it is written. "For the children being 
not yet born, neither having done any good or evij,"&c. "It was said (namely 
to Rebecca) the elder shall serve the younger ; as it is written, Jacob have 
I loved, but Esau have I hated." Rom. ix. 11, 1% 13. "And as many as were 
ordained to eternal life believed." Actsxiii. 48., 

Art XI. And as God himself is most wise, unchangeable, omniscient and 
omnipotent, so the election made by him can neither be interrupted nor chang - 
ed, recalled, or annulled ; neither can the elect be cast away, nor their number 
diminished. 

Art. XII. The elect indue time, though in various degrees and in different 
measures; attain the assurance of this their eternal and unchangeable election, 
not by inquisitively, prying into the secret and deep things of God ; but hv 
observing in themselvesWith a spiritual joy and holy pleasure, the infallible 
fruits of election pointed out in the word of God— such as a true faith in Christy 
filial fear, a godly sorrow for sin, a hungering and thirsting after righteous- 
nesSj &c 

Art. XIII. The sense and certainty of this election sfford to the children 
of God, additional matter for daily humiliation before him, for adoring the 
depth of his- mercies, and rendering grateful returns of ardent love to him, who 
first manifested so great love towards them. The consideration of this doetrin£ 



CANONS. 

of election is so far from encouraging remissness in the observance of the divine 
commands, or from sinking men in carnal security, that these, in the just judg- 
ment of God, are the usual effects of rash presumption, or of idle and wanton 
trifling with the grace ol election, in those who refuse to walk in the ways of 
ihe elect. 

Art. XIV. As the doctrine of divine election by the most wise counsel of 
God, was declaied by the prophets, by Christ himself and by the apostles,- and 
is clearly revealed in the scriptures both of the old and new testament ; so it is 
stili to be published in due time and place in the church of God, for which iti 
was peculiarly designed, provided it be done with reverence, in the spirit of dis- 
cretion and piety, for the glory of God 5 s most holy name, and for enlivening 
and comforting his people, without vainly attempting to investigate the secret 
ways of the Most High. 

Art. XV. What peculiarly tends to illustrate and recommend to us the 
eternal and unmerited grace of election; is the express testimony of sacred scrip- 
ture, that not all, but some only are elected, while others- are' passed by in the 
eternal decree ; whom God, ouiof his sovereign, most just, irreprehensible and 
unchangeable good pleasure, hath decreed to leave in the common miser} 7 in- 
to which they have wilfully plunged themselves, and not to bestow upon them; 
saving faith and the grace of conversion* ; but permitting them in his just judg- 
ment to follow their own ways, at last for the declaration of his justice, to. con- 
demn and punish them for ever,, not only on account of their unbelief, but 
also for all their other sins. And this is the decree of reprobation which by 
no means makes God t he author of sin, (the very thought of which is blas- 
phemy) but declares him to be an awful, irreprehensible, amTrighteous judge 
and avenger. 

Art. XVf. Those who do not yet experience a lively faith in Christ, an 
assured confidence of soul, peace of conscience, an earnest endeavour after filial 
obedience, and glorying in God through Christ, efneaciously wrought in them, 
and do nevertheless persist in the use of the means which God hath appointed 
for working these graces in us, ought not to be alarmed at the mention of repro- 
batiom. nor to rank themselves among the reprobate, but diligently to persevere 
in the use of means, and with ardent desires devoutly and humbly to wait for 
a season of richer grace. Much less.cause have they ta be terrified by the 
doctrine of reprobation, who, though they seriously desire to be turned to God ; 
to please him only, and to be delivered from the body of death, cannot yet reach 
that measure of holiness and faith, to which they aspire ; since a merciful God 
has promised that he will not quench the smoking flax, .nor break the bruised 
reed. But this doctrine is justly terrible to those, who, regardless of God, and 
of the Saviour Jesus Christ, have wholly given themselves up to the cares of 
the world, and the pleasures of the flesh, so long as they are not seriously con- 
verted to God. 

Art* XVII. Since we are to judge of the will of God, from his word, which 
testifies that the children of .believers are holy 3 .not by nature, but in virtue of the 
co venant.of grace, in which they, together with the parents, are comprehended; 
godly parents have no reason to doubt of the election and salvation of their 
children, whom it pleaseth God to call out of this life in their infancy. 

Art. XVIII. To those who murmur at the free grace of election,, and just 
severity of reprobation, we answer with the apostle : "Nay, but, O man, who 
art thou that repliest against God 7" Rom. ix. 30. And quote the language of 
our Saviour, "Is it not lawful for me to do. what I will with mine own ?V Mat. 
xx. 15. And therefore withlioly adoratiomof these mysteries, we exclaim in the 
words of the apostle : "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and -know- 
ledge of God ! how unsearchable are his judgments and his ways-past finding 
out ! For who hath known the mind of the Lord; or who hath been his-coun- 
sellor*. or who hath first given to him and.it shall he recompensed unto him 



CANONS. 43 
again 1 For of him, and through him, and to him are all things : to whom ]?e 
glory for ever. Amen." 



SECOND HEAD OF DOCTRINE. 
<M tfce tteatt) of Cfrnst, anXi tfjs redemption of men thereto. 

Art. I. God is not only supremely merciful, but also supremely just. 
And his justice requires (as he hath revealed himself in his word) that our sins 
committed against his infinite majesty should be pm ished, not only with tem- 
poral, but with eternal punishments, both in body and soul ; which we can- 
not escape, unless satisfaction be made to the justice of Uod. 

Art. II. Since therefore we are unable to make that satisfaction in our 
own persons, or to deliver ourselves from the wrath of God, he hath been 
pleased of his infinite mercy to give his only begotten -.on, for our surety, who 
was made sin, and became a curse for us and in our stead, that he might 
make satisfaction to divine justice on our behalf. 

Art. III. The death of the Son of God is the only and most perfect sacri- 
fice and satisfaction for sin . is of infinite worth and value, abundantly suffi- 
cient to expiate the sins of the whole world. 

Art. IV. This death derives its infinite value and dignity from these con- 
siderations ; because the person who submitted to it was not only really man, 
and perfectly holy, but also the only begotten Son of God, of the same eternal 
and infinite essence with the Father and holy Spirit, which qualifications were 
necessary to constitute him a Saviour for us : and because it was attendetl 
with a sense of the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin. 

Art. V. Moreover the promise of the gospel is, that whosoever belie veth in 
Christ crucified, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. This promise to- 
gether with the command to repent and believe, ought to be declared and pub- 
lished to all nations, and to all persons promiscuously and without distinction, to 
whom God out of his good pleasure sends the gospel. 

Art. VI. And, whereas many who are called by the gospel, do not repent^ 
nor believe in Christ, but perish in unbelief ; this is not owning to any defect 
or insufficiency in the sacrifice offered by Christ upon the cross, but is whol- 
ly to be imputed to themselves. 

Art. VII. But as many as truly believe, and are delivered and saved from 
sin and destruction through the death of Christ, are indebted for this benefit 
solely to the grace of God given them in Christ from everlastings and not to 
any merit of their own* 

Art. VIII. For this was the sovereign counsel, and most gracious will and 
purpose of God the Father, that the quickening and saving efficacy of the 
most precious death of his Son should extend to all the elect, for bestowing 
upon them alone the gift of justifying faith, thereby to bring them infallibly to 
salvation : that is, it was the will of God, that Christ by the blood of the cross, 
whereby he confirmed the new covenant, should effectually redeem out of 
every people, tribe, nation, and language, all those, and those only,, who were 
from eternity chosen. to salvation, and given to him, by the Father ; that he 
should confer upon them faith, which together with all the other saving gifts of 
the holy Spirit, he purchased for them by his death ; should purge them from, 
all sin, both original and actual, whether committed before or after believing ; 
and having faithfully preserved them even to the end, should at last bring 
them free from every spot and blemish to the enjoyment of glory in his own 
presence for ever. 

Art. IX. This purpose proceeding from everlasting love towards the elect. 



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has from the beginning of the world to this day been powerfully accomplished, 
and will henceforward still continue to be accomplished, notwithstanding 
all the ineffectual opposition of the gates of hell: so that the elect in 
due time may be gathered together into one, and that there never may be 
wanting a Church composed of believers, the foundation of which is laid 
in the blood of Christ, which may steadfastly love, and faithfully serve him as 
their Saviour, who as a bridegroom for his bride,, laid down his life for them 
upon the cross, and which may celebrate his praises here and through all eter- 
nity. 

THTRI> AND FOURTH HEADS OF DOCTRINE. 

<Df V$z cortujrtfon of iiratt t $fs conbn*stoii to ©ofc, atvtr tfje maniur 

thereof. 

Art. I. MAN was originally formed after the image of God. His under- 
standing was adorned with a true and saving knowledge of his Creator, and 
of spiritual things ; his heart and will were upright ; all his affections pure ; 
and the whole Man was holy : but revolting from God by the instigation of 
the devil, and abusing the freedom of his own will, he forfeited these excellent 
gifts ; and on the contrary entailed on himself blindness of mind, horrible dark- 
ness, vanity and perverseness of judgment ; became wicked, rebellious and 
obdurate in heart and will, and impure in his affections. 

Art. IT. Man after the fall begat children in his own likeness. A corrupt 
stock produced a corrupt offspring. Hence all the posterity of Adam, Christ 
only excepted, have derived corruption from their original Parent, not by 
imitation, as the Pelagians of old asserted, but by the propagation of a vicious 
nature. 

Art. III. Therefore all men are conceived in sin, and by nature children of 
wrath, incapable of any saving good, prone to evil, dead in sin, and in bondage 
thereto : a?vj without the regenerating grace of the holy Spirit, they are 
neither able nor willing to return to God, to reform the depravity of their nature, 
nor to dispose themselves to reformation. 

Art. IV. There remain however in man since the fall, the glimmerings of 
natural light, whereby be retains some knowledge of God, of natural things, 
and of the difference between good and evii, and discovers some regard for 
virtue, good order is society, and tor maintaining an orderly external deport- 
ment. But so far in this light of n ature from being sufficient to bring him to a 
saving knowledge of God, and to true conversion, that he is incapable of using 
it aright even in things natural and civil. Nay farther, this light, such as it is, 
man in various ways renders wholly polluted, and holds it in unrighteousness ; 
by doing which he becomes inexcusable before God. 

Art. V. In the same light are we to consider the law T of the decalogue, de- 
livered by God to his peculiar people the Jews, by the hands of Moses. For 
tbough it discovers the greatness of sin, and more and more convinces man 
thereof, yet as it neither points out a remedy, nor imparts strenght to extricate 
him from misery, and thus being weak through the flesh, leaves the transgres- 
sor under the curse, man cannot by this law obtain saving grace. 

Art. VI- What therefore neither the light of nature, nor the law could do, 
that God performs by the operation of his holy Spirit through the word or min- 
istry of reconciliation : which is the glad tidings concerning the Messiah, by 
means whereof, it hath pleased God to save such as believe, as well under the 
old, as under the new testament. 

Art. VII. This mystery of his will, God discovered to but a small number 
under the old testament ; under the new, he reveals himself to many, without 
any distinction of people. The cause of this dispensation is not to be ascribed 
to the superior worth of one nation above another, nor to their making a better 
use of the light of nature, but results wholly from the sovereign good x^leasure 



CANONS. 45 
and unmerited love of God. Hence they, to whom so great and so gracious 
a blessing is communicated, above their desert, or rather notwithstanding their 
demerits, are bound to acknowledge it with humble and grateful hearts, and 
with the apostle to adore, not curiously to pry into the severity and justice of 
God's judgments displayed in others, to whom this grace is not given. 

Art. VIII. As many as are called by the gospel, are unfeignedly called. 
For God hath most earnestly and truly declare J in his word, what will be ac- 
ceptable to him; namely, that all who are caller, should comply with the invi- 
tation. He moreover seriously promises eternal life and rest, to as many as 
shall come to him, and believe on him. 

Art. IX It is not the fault of the gospel, nor of Christ offered therein, nor 
of God, who calls men by the gospel, and confers upon them various gifts 3 
that those who are called by the ministry of the word, refuse to come, and be 
converted, the fault lies in themselves ; some of whom when called, regardless 
of their danger, reject the word of life ; others, though they receive it, sutler it 
not to make a lasting impression on their heart ; therefore, their joy, arising 
only from a temporary faith, soon vanishes, and they fall away ; while others 
choke the seed of the word by perplexing cares, and the pleasures of this world, 
and produce no fruit —This our Saviour teaches in the parable of the sower. 
Mat. xiii. 

Art. X. But that others who are called by the gospel, obey the call, and are 
converted, is not to be ascribed to the proper exercise of fice will, whereby one 
distinguishes himself above others, eqgally furnished with grace sufficient for 
faith and conversion, as the proud helfcsy of Pclagius maintains ; but it must 
be wholly to God, who as he hath chosen his own from eternity in Christ, so 
he confers upon them faith and repentance, rescues them from the power of 
darkness, and translates them into the kingdom of his own Son, that they 
may shew forth the praises of him, who hath called them out of darkness into 
his marvellous light; and may. glory not in themselves, but in the Lord, 
according to the testimony of the apostles in various places. 

Art, XL But when God accomplishes his good pleasure in the elect, or 
works in them true conversion, he not only causes the gospel to be externally 
preached to them, and powerfully illuminates their minds by his holy Spirit, 
that they may rightly understand and discern the things of the Spirit of God ; 
but by the efficacy of the same regenerating Spirit, pervades the inmost reces- 
ses of the man ; he opens the closed, and softens the hardened heart, and cir- 
cumcises that which was uncircumcised, infuses new qualities into the will, 
whieh though heretofore dead, he quickens, from being evil, disobedient, and 
refractory ; he renders it good, obedient and pliabie ; actuates and strengthens 
it, that like a good tree, it may brirtg forth the fruits of good actions. 

Art. XII. And this is the regeneration so highly celebrated in scripture, 
and denominated a new creation ; a resurrection from the dead ; a making 
alive, which God works in us without our aid. But this is no wise effected 
merely by the external preaching of the gospel, by moral suasion, or such a mode 
of -operation, that after God has performed his part, it still remains in the power 
of man to be regenerated or not, to be converted, or to continue unconverted ; 
but it is evidently a supernatural work, most powerful, and at the same time 
most delightful, astonishing, mysterious and ineffable ; not inferior in efficacy 
to creation, or the resurrection from the dead, as the scripture inspired by the 
author of this work declares *, so that alt i n whose hearts God w r orks in this 
marvellous manner, are certainly, infallibly and effectually regenerated, and 
do actually believe. — Whereupon the will thus renewed, is not only actuated 
and influenced by God, but in consequence of this influence, becomes itself 
active. Wherefore also, man is himself rightly said to believe and repent, by 
virtue of that grace received. 



46 CANONS. 

Art. XIII. The manner of this operation cannot be fully comprehended 
by believers in this life. Notwithstanding which, they rest satisfied with 
\nowing and experiencing, that by this grace of God they are enabled to be- 
lieve with the heart, and love their Saviour. 

Art. XIV. Faith is therefore to be considered as the gift of God, not on ac- 
count of its being offered by God toman, to be accepted or rejected at his plea- 
sure ; but because it is in reality conferred, breathed, and infused into him ; 
nor even because God bestows the jpower or ability to believe, and then expect s 
that man should, by the exercise of his own free will, consent to the terms < f 
salvation, and actually believe in Christ ; but because he wno works in man 
both to will and to do, and indeed all things in all, produces both the will to 
believe, and the act of believing also. 

Art, XV. God is under no obligation to confer this grace noon any; for 
how can he be indebted to man, who had no previous gift to bestow, as a 
foundation for such recompense 1 Nay, who has nothing of his own but sin 
and falsehood 7 He therefore who becomes the subject of this grace, owes 
eternal gratitude to God, and gives him thanks for ever. Whoever is not 
made partaker thereof, is either altogether regardless of these spiritual gifts, 
and satisfied with his own condition ; or, is in no apprehension of danger, 
and vainly boasts the possession of that which he has not. With respect to 
those, who make an external profession of faith, and live regular lives, we are 
l>ound after the example of the Apostle to judge and speak of them in the 
most favorable manner. For the secret recesses of the heart, are unknown 
to us. And as to others, who have not yet been called, it is our duty to pray 
for them to God, who calls the things that are not, as if they were. But we 
are in no wise to conduct ourselves Awards them with haughtiness, as if we 
had made ourselves to differ. 

Art. XVI. But as man by the fall did not cease to be a creature, endowed 
with understanding and will, nor did sin which pervaded the whole race of 
mankind, deprive him of the human nature, but brought upon him depravity, 
and spiritual death ; so also this grace of regeneration, does not treat men as 
senseless stocks and blocks, nor takes away their will and its properties, 
neither does violence thereto; but spiritually quickens, heals, corrects, and at 
the same time sweetly and powerfully bends it: that where carnal rebellion 
and resistance formerly prevailed, a ready and sincere spiritual obedience 
begins to reign ; in which the true and spiritual restoration and freedom of 
our will consist Wherefore, unless the admirable author of every good work, 
wrought in us, man could have no hope of recovering from his fall by his 
own free will, by the abuse of which, in a state of innocence he plunged him- 
self into ruin. 

Art. XV 11. As the almighty operation of God, whereby he prolongs and 
supports this our natural life, does not exclude, but requires the use of means, 
by which God of his infinite mercy and goodness hath chosen to exert his 
Influence : so also the beforementioned supernatural operation of God, by 
which we are regenerated, in no wise excludes, or subverts the use of the 
gospel, which the most wise God has ordained to be the seed of regeneration, 
and food of the soul. Wherefore as the apostles, and teachers who succeeded 
them, piously instructed the people concerning this grace of God, to his glory, 
and the abasement of all pride, and in the mean time however neglected not 
to keep them by the sacred precepts of the gospel in the exercise of the word 
sacraments and discipline : so even to this day, be it far from either instructors 
or instructed to presume to tempt God in the Church, by separating what he 
of his good pleasure hath most intimately joined together. For grace is con- 
ferred by means of admonitions ; and the more readily we perform our duty, 
the more eminent usually is this blessing of God working in us, and the more 
directly is his work advanced ; to whom alone all the glory both of means;, 
and their saving fruit and efficacy is for fever due. Amen* 



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FIFTH HEAD OF DOCTRINE. 



tf)e jjerseberance of tt)e Saftits. 

Art. I. WHOM God caiis, according to his purpose, to the communion of 
his Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and regenerates by the holy Spirit, he deliv- 
ers aiso from the dominion and slavery of sin in this life; though not alto- 
gether from the body of sin, and lrom the infirmities of the flesh, so long as 
they continue in this world. 

Art. II. Hence spring daily sins of infirmity, and hence spots adhere to 
the best works of the saints ; which furnish them with constant matter for 
humiliation before God, and fiyiug for refuge to Christ crucified ; for mortify- 
ing the flesh more and more by the spirit of prayer, and by holy exercises of 
piety ; and for pressing forward to the goal of perfection, till being at length 
delivered from this body of death, they are brought to reign with the Lamb 
of God in heaven. 

Art. III. By reason of these remains of indwelling sin, and the tempta 
tions of sin and of the world, those who are converted could not persevere in 
a state of grace, if left to their own strength. But God is faithful, who hav- 
ing conferred grace, mercifully confirms, and powerfully preserves them 
therein, even to the end. 

Art, IV. Although the weakness of the flesh cannot prevail against the 
power of God, who confirms and preserves true believers in a state of grace, 
yet converts are not aiwavs so influenced and actuated by the Spirit of God, as 
not in some particular instances, sinfully to deviate from the guidance of di 
vine grace, so as to be seduced by, and comply with the lusts of the flesh : 
they must therefore be constant in watching and prayer, that they be not ted 
into temptation. When these axe neglected, they are not only liable to be 
drawn into great and heinous sins, by satan, the world and the flesh, but some- 
times by the righteous permission of God actually fall into these evils. This, 
the lamentable fill of David, Peter, and other saints described in holy scrip- 
ture, demonstrates. 

Art. V. By such enormous sins, however, they very highly offend God, 
incur a deadly guilt, grieve the holy Spirit, interrupt the exercise of faith, 
very grievously wound their consciences, and sometimes lose the sense of 
God's favor, for a time, until on their returning into the right way by serious 
repentance, the light of God's fatherly countenance again shines upon them. 

Art. VI. But God, who is rich in mercy, according to his unchangeable 
purpose of election, does not w holly withdra w the holy Spirit from his own 
people, even in their melancholy falls ; nor suffers them to proceed so far as 
to lose the grace of adoption, and forfeit the state of justification, or to com- 
mit the sin unto death ; nor does he permit them to be totally deserted, and to 
plunge themselves into everlasting destruction. 

Art VII. For in the first place, in these falls he preserves in them the 
incorruptible seed of regeneration from perishing, or being totally lost ; and 
again, by his w r ord and Spirit, certainly and effectually renews them to repen- 
tance, to a sincere and godly sorrow for their sins, that they may seek and ob- 
tain remission in the blood of the Mediator, may again experience the favour 
of a reconciled God, through faith adore his mercies, and henceforward more 
diligently work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. 

Art. VIII. Thus, it is not in consequence of their own merits, or strength, 
but of God's free mercy, that they do not totally fall from faith and grace, nor 
continue and perish finally in their backslidings ; which, with respect to them- 
selves, is not only possible, but would undoubtedly happen ; but with respect 
to God, it is utterly impossible, since his counsel cannot be changed, nor his 
promise fail, neither can the call according to his purpose be revoked, nor the 
merit, intercession and preservation of Christ be rendered ineffectual, nor the 
sealing of the holy Spirit be frustrated or obliterated. „ 40 



48 CANONS. 

Art IX. Of this preservation of the elect to salvation, and of their per- 
severance in the faith, true believers for themselves may and do obtain assur- 
ance according to the measure of their faith, whereby they arrive at the cer- 
tain persuasion, that they ever will continue true and iiving members of the 
church ; and that they experience forgiveness of sins, and will at last inherit 
eternal life. 

Art. X. This assurance, however, is not produced by any peculiar revela- 
tion contrary to, or independent of the word of God ; but springs from faith 
in God's promises, which he has most abundantly revealed in his word tor our 
comfort ; from the testimony of the holy Spirit, witnessing with our spirit, 
that we are children and heirs of God, Rom. viii. 16 ; and lastly, from a seri- 
ous and holy desire to preserve a good conscience, and to perform good works. 
And if the elect of God were deprived of this solid comfort, that they shall 
finally obtain the victory ; and of this infallible pledge or earnest of eternal 
glory, they would be of all men the most miserable 

Art- XI. The scripture moreover testifies, that believers in this life have to 
struggle with various carnal doubts, and that under grievous temptations they 
are not always sensible of this full assurance of faith, and certainty of perse- 
vering. But God, who is the Father of all consolation, does dot suffer them to 
be tempted above that they are able, but will with the temptation also make 
a way to escape, that they may be able to bear it ; 1 Cor. x. 13. and by the 
holv Spirit again inspires them with the comfortable assurance of persevering. 

Art. XII. This certainty of perseverance, however, is so far from exci- 
ting in believers a spirit of pride, or of rendering them carnally secure, that on 
the contrary, it is the real source of humility, filial reverence, true piety, pa- 
tience in every tribulation, fervent prayers, constancy in suffering, and in con- 
fessing the truth, and of solid rejoicing in God : so that the consideration of this 
benefit should serve as an incentive to the serious and constant practice of 
gratitude and good works, as appears from the testimonies of scripture, and 
the examples of the saints 

Art XIII. Neither does renewed confidence of persevering produce licen- 
tiousness, or a disregard to piety in those who are recovered from backsliding ; 
but it renders them much more careful and solicitous to continue in the ways 
of the Lord, which he hath ordained, that they who walk therein may main- 
tain an assurance of persevering, lest by abusing his Fatherly kindness, God 
should turn away his gracious countenance from them, to behold which is to 
the godly dearer than life ; the withdrawing whereof is more bitter than death ; 
and they in consequence hereof should fall into more grievous torments of 
conscience. 

Art. XIV. And as it hath pleased God, by the preaching of the gospel, to 
begin this work of grace in us, so he preserves, continues, and perfects it by 
the hearing and reading of his word, by meditation thereon, and by the exhor- 
tations, threatenings, and promises thereof, as well as by the use of the sacra- 
ments. 

Art. XV. The carnal mind is unable to comprehend this doctrine of the 
perseverance of the saints, and the certainty thereof ; which God hath most 
abundantly revealed in his word, for the glory of his name, and the consolation 
of pious souls, and which he impresses upon the hearts of the faithful : satan 
abhors it ; the world ridicules it ; the ignorant and hypocrite abuse, and here- 
tics oppose it ; but the spouse of Christ hath always most tenderly loved and 
constantly defended it, as an inestimable treasure : and God, against whom 
neither counsel nor strength can prevail, will dispose her to continue this con- 
duct to the end. Now, to this one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be 
honour and glory for ever. Amen. 



CONCLUSION. 

And this is the perspicuous, simple, and ingenuous declaration of the or- 
thodox doctrine respecting the five articles which have been controverted in the 
Belgic churches ; and the rejection of the errors ,with which they have for some 
time been troubled This doctrine, the Synod judges to be drawn from the 
word of God, and to be agreeable to the confessions of the Reformed churches. 
Whence it clearly appears, that some, whom such conduct by no means be- 
came, have violated aJl truth, equity, and charity, in wishing to persuade the 
public, 

" That the doctrine of the Reformed churches concerning predestination, 
and the points annexed to it, by its own genius and necessary tendency, leads 
off the minds of men from ail piety and religion ; that it is an opiate adminis- 
tered by the flesh and the devil, and the strong hold of satan, where he lies in 
wait for all ; and from which he wounds multitudes, and mortally strikes 
through many with the darts both of despair and security ; that it makes God 
the author of sin, unjust, ty ran nical, hypocritical ; that it is nothing more than 
interpolated Stocisrn, Manicheism, Libertinism, Turcism ; that it renders 
men carnally secure, since they are persuaded by it that nothing can hinder 
the salvation of the elect, let them live as they please ; and therefore, that they 
may safely perpetrate every species of the most atrocious crimes ; and that, if 
the reprobate should even perform truly all the works of the saints, their obe- 
dience would not in the least contribute to their salvation ; that the same doc- 
trine teaches, that God, by a mere arbitrary act of his will, without the least 
respect or view to any sin, has predestinated the greatest part of the world to 
eternal damnation ; and, has created them for this very purpose ; that in the 
same manner in which the lection is the fountain and cause of faith and 
good works, reprobation is the cause of unbelief and impiety ; that many 
children of the faithful are torn, guiitless, from their mother's breasts, and 
tyrannically plunged into hell ; so that, neither baptism, nor the prayers of 
the church at their baptism, can at all profit them." And many other things 
of the same kind, which the Reformed churches not only do not acknow- 
ledge, but even detest with their whole soul Wherefore, this Synod of 
Dort, in the name of the Lord, conjures as many as piously call upon 
the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, to judge of the faith of the Reformed 
churches, not from the calumnies which, on every side, are heaped upon it ; 
nor from the private expressions of a few among ancient and modern teachers, 
often dishonestly quoted, or corrupted, and wrested to a meaning quite foreign 
to their intention ; but from the public confessions of the churches themselves, 
and from this declaration of the orthodox doctrine, confirmed by the unani- 
mous consent of all and each of the members of the whole Synod. Moreover, 
the Synod warns calumniators themselves, to consider the terrible judgment of 
God which awaits them, for bearing false witness against the confessions of so 
many churches, for distressing the consciences ot the weak ; and for labouring 
to render suspected the society of the truly faithful. Finally, this Synod 
exhorts all their brethren in the gospel of Christ, to conduct themselves pious- 
ly and religiously in handling tnis doctrine, both in the universities and 
churches ; to direct it, as well in discourse, as in writing, to the glory of the 
Divine Name, to holiness of life, and to the consolation of afflicted souls ; to 
regulate, by the scripture, according to the analogy of faith, not only their sen- 
tim^nts, but also their language ; and, to abstain from all those phrases which 
exceed the limits necessary to be observed in ascertaining the genuine sense 
of the holy scriptures; and may furnish insolent sophists with a just pretext 
for violently assailing, or even vilifying, the doctrine of the Reformed churches. 

May Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who, seated at the Father's right hand, 
gives gifts to men ; sanctify us in the truth 3 bring to the truth those who err; shul 



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the mouths of the calumniators of sound doctrine, and endue the faithful min- 
ister of his word with the spirit of wisdom and discretion, that ail tiu ir dis- 
courses may tend to the glory of God, and the edification of those who hear 
them. Amen. 

That this is our faith and decision, we certify by subscribing our names. 
Here follow the names, not only of president, assistant president, and 
secretaries of the Synod, and of the professors of tr oology in the 
■Dutch Churches ; but of all the mj- mbkrs who were deputed to the Synod, 
as die Representatives ofiheir respective Churches ; that is, of the Del 
egates from, ^reat Britain, The Electoral Palatinate, Bessia, Switzer- 
land, Wetteraw, — The Republic and Church of Geneva — The Republic 
i and Church of Bremen — j he Republic and Church of Emderi. — T he 
Duchy of Gelderland, and of Zutphen, — bouth tiottand, — North. Hol- 
land, — Zealand, — The province of Utrecht — Friesland, — \ ransyivania, 
— The State of Groningen and Omland, — i rent — The French 
Churches. 



THE LITL'RGY 

OF THE REFORMED DU iCH CHURCH; 

OR, THE FORMS USED THEREIN. 

I. Of Public Prayer. — H. Of the Administration of the Holy Sacraments. 
—Ill- Of the Exercise of Church Discipline. — I V Of the Ordination 
of Church Officers. — V. Of the Celebration of Marriage. — Vi. Of 
Comforting the Sick. 

Christian Prayers to be used in the Assembly of the Faithful, and on 
other occasions. 
A Prayer on the Lord's Day t before Sermon. 
O ETERNAL God, and most merciful h ather, we humbly prostrate our- 
selves before thy high majesty, against which we have so often and grievously 
offended ; and acknowledge, if thou shouldst enter into judgment with us, 
that we have deserved nothing but eternal death : for besides that we all are 
by original sin, unclean in thy sight and children of wrath, conceived in sin 
and brought forth in iniquity, whereby all manner of evil lusts, striving 
against thee and our neighbour, dwell within us ; we have also indeed. 
fit quently and without end, transgressed thy precepts, neglected what thou 
hast commanded us, and done what thou hast expressly forbidden us. We 
have strayed like sheep, and have greatly offended against thee, which we 
acknowledge, and are heartily sorry for ; nay, we confess to our shame, and 
to the praise of thy mercy towards us, that our sins are more than the hair& 
of our head, and that we are indebted ten thousand talents, but not able to 
pay. Wherefore we are not worthy to be called thy children; nor to lilt up 
our eyes towards heaven, to pour out our prayers before thee. Nevertheless, 
O Lord God, and merciful Father, knowing that thou dost not desire the 
death of a sinner, but that he may turn from his wickedness and live ; and 
that thy mercy is infinite, which thou showest unto those, who return to thee : 
we heartily call upon thee, trusting in our Mediator Jesus Christ, who is that 
Lamb of God, that taketh away the sms of the world, and we beseech thee, 
to commiserate our infirmity, forgiving us all our sins for Christ's sake. 
Wash us in the pure fountain of his blood, that we may become clean ^cid 
white as snow. Cover our nakedness with his innocence and righteousness^ 
for the glory of thy name's sake: clear our understanding of ail blindness, 
and our hearts of all hardness and pride. Open the mouth of thy servant at 
present, and replenish him with thy wisdom and knowledge, that he may 
purely and confidently set forth thy word ; prepare also our hearts, that 



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51 



may hear, understand, and keep the same : write thy laws (according to thy 
promise) in the tables of our hearts, and strengthen us to delight and walk 
in the same, to the praise and glory of thy name, and to the edification of 
thy church. O gracious Father, we ask for, and desire all these things in the 
name of Jesus Christ, who hath taught us thus to pray — Our Father, &c. 



A Prayer on the Lord's Day, after Sermon. 

ALMIGHTY and merciful God, we acknowledge in ourselves, and con- 
fess before thee, as the truth is, that we are not worthy to lift up our eyes 
towards heaven, and to present our prayers before thee, if thou shouldst re- 
spect our merits and worthiness : for our consciences accuse us, and our sins 
bear witness against us ; we also know, that thou art a righteous judge> 
punishing the sins of those, who transgress thy commandments. But, O 
Lord, since thou hast commanded us to call upon thee in all times of necessity, 
and hast of thine ineffable mercy promised to hear our prayers, not because 
of our merits (which are none) but for the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
whom thou hast appointed to be our Mediator and Advocate : wherefore we 
forsake all other help, and take our refuge to thy mercy alone. 

Especially, O Lord, besides the innumerable benefits, which thou showest 
to all mankind in general on earth, thou hast in particular bestowed manifold 
favours on us, which we are not capable to comprehend or express : for thou 
hast delivered us from the woful slavery of the devil, and ail idolatry, wherein 
we were held, and hast brought us to the light of thy truth, and to the know- 
ledge ot thy Holy Gospel On the contrary, we have by our ingratitude 
been regardless of these thy benefits, we have departed from thee, and have 
followed our own devices, not honouring thee as was our bounden duty to do. 
Thus have we, O Lord, grievously sinned, and highly offended thee, and can 
expect nothing else than everlasting death and damnation, if thou shouldst 
deal with us according to our deserts. Yea, we also perceive, O Lord, by the 
chastisement, which thou daily art inflicting on us, that thou art justly dis- 
pleased with us. For since thou art just, thou wilt punish no man without 
cause, and we also see thine hand stretched out. further to punish us. But 
though thou didst punish us more severely than thou hast hitherto done, nay, 
though all the plagues fell upon us, wherewith thou didst visit the sins of thy 
people Israel, we must still confess that thou wouldst do us no injustice. But^ 
O Lord, thou art our God, and we are but dust and ashes : Thou art our 
Creator, and we are thy handy work : thou art our Shepherd, and we are thy 
sheep : thou art our Redeemer, and we are those whom thou has redeemed* 
Thou art our Father, and we are thy children and heirs. Therefore do not 
punish us in thine anger, but chastise us mercifully, and preserve that work, 
which thou hast of thy mercy begun in us, that the whole world may know 
and acknowledge thee to be our God and Saviour. Thy people Israel fre= 
quently offended thee, and thou didst justly punish them ; but as oft as they 
turned themselves again to thee, thou didst always mercifully receive them 
into favour. And though their sins and transgressions were ever so great, 
thou didst always avert thy wrath and punishment prepared for them, by 
reason of covenant which thou hadst made with thy servants, Abraham 3 
Isaac, and Jacob ; so that thou never hast refused to hear the prayers of thy 
people. And we have of thy merey even that same covenant, which thou 
hast erected in the hand of Jesus Christ our Mediator, between thee and all 
believers : nay, it is now more glorious and efficacious, since Christ hath ratifi- 
ed and confirmed the same by his holy suffering and death, and entrance into 
his glory. Therefore, O Lord, forsaking ourselves, and all human assistance, 
we fly for succour to this blessed covenant of grace, by means whereof our 
Lord Jesus Christ (having offered his body onee on the cross as a perfect 
sacrifice for us) hath reconciled us with thee forever Therefore, O Lord, 
look upon the face of thine anointed, and not on our sins, that thine anget 



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may be appeased by his intercession. And cause thy face to shine on us to 
our joy and salvation. I ake us henceforth into thy holy guidance and pro- 
tection, and govern us by thy holy Spirit, who, daily more and more mortify- 
ing our flesh with all its lusts, renews us to a better life, and produces in us 
fruits of true faith, that hereby thy name may be glorified and praised to all 
eternity, and that we despising all transitory things, may with an ardent 
desire fix our thoughts only on things heavenly. 

And inasmuch as it is thy pleasure that we should pray for all mankind, 
we beseech thee, to extend thy blessings on the doctrine of thy Holy Gospel, 
that it may be preached and accepted every where ; that the whole world may 
be filled with thy saving knowledge; that the ignorant may be converted, the 
weak strengthened ; that everj^ one not oniy in word, but also in deed, may mag- 
nify and sanctify thy holy name. Send.forth, for this end, faithful labourers 
in thy harvest — And also replenish them with thy grace, that they may faith- 
fully serve before thee. On the* contrary, utterly destroy all false teachers, 
ravenous wolves, and hirelings, who seek their own honour and advantage; 
and not the glory of thy holy name, nor the welfare and salvation of souls. 
Be also pleased graciously to preserve and govern all thy Christian churches 
spread over the face of the earth, in unity of true faith, and in godliness of 
life, that thy kingdom may daily increase, and that of Satan be destroyed, till 
thy kingdom is perfected, when thou shall be all in all. 

Particularly we pray for these United States of America ; keep them under 
thy holy protection ; prosper them in their agriculture, manufactures, com- 
merce and literature : and let their civil and religious rights be preserved in- 
violate to the latest posterity. 

Bless and long preserve thy servant, the President of the United States, 
Bless the Vice President ; the Senate and House of Representatives, when 
in congress assembled. Bless all placed in authority throughout the states, 
and especially in the state wherein we reside ; the Governor of the state, the 
Magistrates, and all others entrusted. with powers, either legislative or execu- 
tive. — Replenish them with ail thy grace and heavenly gifts, each in his 
respective calling and state, wherein thou hast placed him, that they may 
wisely govern, and strenuously protect the people, whom thou hast committed 
to their care, faithfully defend thy worship and rightly administer justice : 
preside with thy Holy Spirit in their assemblies, that in all cases they may 
resolve nothing, but what is good and becoming, and let the laws be happily 
executed : that these United States being preserved from all enemies, the evil 
doers pnnished, and the just protected, thy name thereby may be praised, 
and the kingdom of the King of kings, Christ Jesus, promoted : and that we 
may lead a quiet and peaceable iife in all godliness and honesty. Moreover 
we pray for our brethren, who are under persecution or tyranny ; comfort 
them with thy holy Spirit and mercifully deliver them : suffer not thy church 
wholly to be destro3 T ed, nor the remembrance of thy name to be abolished 
from the face of the earth, lest the enemies of thy truth triumph to the dis- 
honouring and blaspheming of thy name. But if it is thy divine will, that 
the suffering Christians should die for the glory of thy name, and by their 
death witness unto the truth, comfort them in their sufferings, that they, con- 
sidering them as coming from thy fatherly hand, may therefore, doing thy 
will, remain steadfast, whether in life or death ; to thy glory and to the edifica- 
tion of thy church, and to their salvation. We likewise beseech thee, for all 
those, whom thou dost afflict, with poverty, imprisonment, sickness of body, 
.or trouble of mind ; comfort them all, O Lord, according to their several 
necessities. Grant that their chastisement may bring them to the knowledge 
of their sins, and to an amendment of their lives. — Give them also firm 
patience ; alleviate their sufferings ; and finally deliver them, that they may 
rejoice in thy goodness and eternally praise thy name. 

And, O Lord, take us, together with all that belongs to, or concerns us, in 
thy keeping. Grant that we may live in our respective callings according to 



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thy 'will, and so use the gifts which we receive of thy blessing, that they may 
not impede, but rather further us to lite eternal Strengthen us in all temp- 
tations, that we striving in true faith, may overcome, and hereafter enjoy with 
Christ, life eternal. 

We fisk thee for all these things, as our faithful Lord, and Saviour Jesus 
Christ himself hath taught us— Our Father, &c. 

Afterwards the congregation is dismissed with the usual blessing. 

Receive the blessing of the Lord. 
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee : i he Lord make his face to shine 
upon thee, and be gracious unto thee : The Lord lift up his countenance upon 
thee, and give thee peace. 

A Prayer before the explanation of the Catechism. 

O HEAVENLY Father, thy word is perfect, converting the soul, a sure 
testimony, making wise the simple, enlightening the eyes of the blind, and a 
powerfui mean unto salvation, for all those, who believe. And whereas we 
are not only blind by nature, but even incapable of doing any good : and also 
since thou wilt help none, but those, who are of a broken and contrite heart ; 
we beseech thee to enlighten our understanding with thy holy spirit, and 
give us a meek heart, free from all haughtiness and carnal knowledge, that 
we may, hearing thy word, rightly understand it, and regulate our life ac- 
cordingly : be graciously pleased to convert all those, who still stray from thy 
Iruth, that we may together with them, unanimously serve thee in true holi- 
ness and righteousness all the days of our life. 

We crave all these things for Christ's sake, who hath thus taught us to 
pray in his name, and promised to hear us — Our Father, <f*c. 

A Prayer after the explanation of the Catechism. 
O GRACIOUS God, and merciful Father, we give thee hearty thanks 
that it hath pleased thee, not only to take us, but also our little children, 
into thy covenant, which thou hast not only sealed unto them, by holy bap- 
tism, but yet daily showest, when thou perfectest thy praise out of their 
mouths, thus to cause the wise of the world to blush : we beseech thee, in- 
crease i:hy grace in them, that they may always grow and increase in Christ 
thy Son ; till they acquire their perfect manly age in all knowledge and 
righteousness. Give us grace, that we may educate them, as thou hast com- 
manded us, in thy knowledge and fear, that by their godliness the kingdom 
of Satan may be destroyed, and the kingdom of Jesus Christ strengthened 
in this and other congregations, to the glory of thy holy name, and to their 
eternal salvation, through Jesus Christ. Amen. 

A Prayer before Sermon in the week. 
HEAVENLY Father, eternal and merciful God, we acknowledge and 
confess before thy divine majesty, that we are poor miserable sinners, con- 
ceived in sin, and born in iniquity, prone to all evil, unfit for any good ; and 
that we, by our sinful life , continually transgress thy holy commandments, 
whereby we provoke thine anger against us, and according to thy righteous 
judgment, expose ourselves unto eternal damnation. But, O Lord, we repent 
and are sorry that we have offended thee, we bewail our transgressions, be- 
seeching that thou wilt graciously pity our misery. Have compassion on us, 
O most bounteous Son and Father, and forgive us all our sins, for that hoiy 
passion of thy well beloved Son Jesus Christ. Grant us also the grace of thy 
holy Spirit, that we may, with all our hearts study to know our own 
unrighteousness, and sincerely abhor ourselves : that sin may be mortified in 
us, and we may be raised up to a new life ; that we may bring forth 
genuine fruits of holiness and righteousness, which through Jesus Christ 
mre acceptable to thee. Give us to understand thy holy word according to th^ 



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divine will, that we may learn thereby to put our whole trust in thee alone, 
and withdraw it from all creatures, That also our old man, with all theafiec- 
tions thereof, may be daily more and more crucified, and that we may offer up 
ourselves unto thee a living sacrifice, to the glory of thy holy name, and to 
the edification of our neighbours ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who hath 
taught and commanded us to pray- — Our Father, &c. 

A Prayer after a Sermon in the Week* 
LORD God Almighty, let not thy holy name be profaned for our sins, for 
we have divers ways sinned against thee, since we are not obedient to thy 
holy word, as we ought to be, and through ignorance and murmuring daily 
stir up thine anger against us : wherefore thou dost justly punish us : but O 
Lord, be mindful of thy great mercy, and have compassion on us. Give us 
knowledge of, and repentance for our sins, and amendment of our lives ; 
strengthen the ministers of thy church, that they may faithfully and stead^ 
lastly declare thy holy word ; and the magistrates of thy people, that they 
may bear the sword with equity and prudence; preserve us from all deceit and 
unfaithfulness : confound all evil, and subtle counsels taken against thy word 
and church. O Lord, withhold not from us thy spirit and word, but grant us 
increase of faith ; and in all trouble and adversity, patience and con- 
stancy. Assist thy church, deliver her from all affliction, derision and 
persecution. Strengthen also the weak and sorrowful of heart, and send us 
thy peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who hath given us this sure prom- 
ise : verily, verily^ I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in 
my name, he will give it you ; and hath commanded us to pray — Our Fa- 
ther, &c 

j4 Morning Prayer. 
O MERCIFUL Father, we thank thee, that thou hast in faithfulness watch- 
ed over us the night past, and we beseech thee to strengthen, and henceforth 
guide us by thy holy Spirit, that we may spend this, and all the days of our 
lives, in all righteousness and holiness and that whatsoever we undertake, we 
may always aim at the promoting of thy glory, and expect all the success of 
our undertakings from thy bountiful hand aione: and to the end that we may 
obtain this mercy of thee, be pleased (according to thy promise) to forgive all 
our sins, through the holy passion and blood-shedding of our Lord and Sa- 
viour Jesus Christ, for we heartily repent of them. Enlighten also our hearts, 
that we, having cast off all works of darkness, may as children of light walk 
in a new life in all godliness. Bless also the preaching of thy gospel. Destroy 
all works of the devil. Strengthen all ministers of the gospel, and magistrates 
of thy people. Comfort all those who are persecuted and afflicted in mind, 
through Jesus Christ thy beloved Son, who hath promised us, that thou wilt 
certainly give us, whatsoever we shall ask in his name, and therefore hath 
commanded us to pray — Ocr Father, &c. 



An Evening Prayer. 
O MERCIFUL God, eternal light, shining in darkness, thou who dispellest 
the night of sin, and all blindness of heart, since thou hast appointed the night 
for rest, and the day for labour; we beseech thee, grant that our bodies may 
rest in peace and quietness, that afterwards they may be able to endure the 
labour they must bear. Temper our sleep, that it be not disorderly, that we 
may remain spotless both in body and soul, nay, that our sleep itself may be 
to thy glory. Enlighten the eyes of our understanding, that we may not 
sleep in death ; but always look for deliverance from this misery. Defend us 
against all assaults of the devil, and take us into thy holy protection. And 
although we have not passed this day, without having greatly sinned against 



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thee, we beseech thee to hide our sins with thy mercy as thou hidest all things 
on earth with the darkness of the night, that we therefore may not be cast 
out From thy presence. Relieve and comfort ail those, who are afflicted or 
distressed in mind, body or estate, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who hath 
taught us to pray — Our FaVhkr, &c. 

A Prayer at the opening of the Consistory. 

HEAVENLY Father, eternal and merciful God, it hath pleased thee of 
thy infinite wisdom arid goodness to gather a church to thyself out of all 
nations upon the face*of the earth, by the preaching of thy holy gospel, and 
to govern the same by the service of men- Thou hast also graciously called 
us up to this office, and commanded us to take heed unto ourselves and unto 
the flock, which Christ hath bought with his precious blood — Since we are 
at this present assembled in thy holy name, after the example of the apostolic 
churches, to consult, as our oifice requires, about those things which may 
come before us, for the welfare and edification of thy churches, for which we 
acknowledge ourselves to be unfit and incapable, as we are by nature unable 
of ourselves to think any good, much less to put it in practice : therefore, we 
beseech thee, O faithful G od and Father, that thou wilt be pleased to be pre- 
sent with thy holy spirit, according to thy promise, in the midst of our present 
assembly, to guide us in all truth. Remove from us all misapprehensions 
and unbecoming desires of the flesh, a id grant that thy holy word may be 
the only rule and guide of all our consultations, that they may tend to the 
glory of thy name, and to the edification of thy church, and to the discharge 
of our own consciences, through Jesus Christ thy Son, who with thee and 
the Holy Ghost, the only true God, is eternally to be praised and magnified, 
Amen. 



A Prayer at the close of the Consistory. 
O LORD God and heavenly Father, we heartily thank thee, that thou 
hast been pleased to gather a church to thyself in this part of the world, and 
to use our service therein, granting us the privilege, that we may freely and 
without hindrance preach thy holy gospel, and exercise all the duties of god- 
liness : moreover we thank thee, that thou now hast been present with thy 
holy spirit in the midst of this our assembly, directing our determinations 
according to thy will, uniting our hearts in mutual peace and concord — We 
beseech thee, O faithful God and Father, that thou wilt graciously be pleased 
to biess our intended labour, and effectually to execute thy begun work .* 
always gathering unto thyself a true church, and preserving the same in the 
pure doctrine, and in the right use of thy holy sacraments, and in a diligent 
exercise of discipline. On the contrary, destroy all evil and crafty councils, 
which are devised against thy word and church. Strengthen also all the 
ministers of thy church, that thev may faithfully and steadfastly declare thy 
holy word : and the magistrates of thy people, that they may bear The sword 
with righteousness and discretion. Particularly we pray for those, whom 
thou hast been pleased to put in authority over us, both those of '- igher and 
lower dignity, and especially for the worshipful magistrates of this city. 
Grant that their whole government may be thus directed^ that the King of all 
kings may rule over them, and their fellow-citizens, and that the kingdom of 
the devil (which is a kingdom of scandal and reproach) may, daily, more and 
more be destroyed and brought to nought by them as thy servants, and that 
we may lead with them a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty. 
Hear us, O God and Father, through Jesus Christ thy beloved Son, who 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, the only and true God, is eternally to be 
magnified and praised. Amen. 



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A Prayer at the meeting of the Deacons. 

MERCIFUL God and Father, thou who hast not only said unto us, that 
we should always have the poor with us, but hast also commanded that they 
should be assisted, and for that end hast ordained the service of deacons in 
thy church, by whom they might be relieved. As we, who are called to the 
office of deacons in this congregation, are here at present met in thy name, 
to consult together concerning our ministry, therefore we humbly beseech thee 
for the sake of Jesus Christ, that thou wilt be pleased to endue us with the 
spirit of discretion, to the end that we may rightly dis*cern, who are really 
poor, and w T ho are not : and that we may with all cheerfulness and fidelity, 
distribute the alms collected by us to every one according to his necessity, not 
leaving the indigent members of thy beloved Son comfortless, neither giving 
to those who are not in want. Kindle within the hearts of men an ardent 
love towards the poor, that they may liberally give of their temporal goods, of 
which thou hast made them stewards : and that we, hav ing the means in hand 
to assist the indigent, may faithfully without vexation, and with a free hearty 
perform our office. Grant us also the talents, not only to comfort the misera- 
ble with the external gift, but also with the holy word. And since man doth 
not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of thy mouth, 
be pleased therefore to extend thy blessing over our distributions, and increase 
the bread of the poor, that both we and they may have reason to praise and 
thank thee: expecting the blessed coming of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ, 
who became poor for our sakes, to make us rich in eternity. A men. 



Grace be/ore meat. 

Psalm cxlv. 15, 16, — " The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest 
them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the 
desire of every living thincr." 

ALMIGHTY God, thou who has created all things, and dost still main- 
tain and govern them by thy divine power, and didst feed thy people Israel in 
the wilderness, bless us thy poor servants, and sanctify these thy gifts, which 
we receive from thy bountiful goodness, that we may temperately and holily 
use them according to thy will, and therebv acknowledge that thou art our 
Father, and the fountain of all good. Grant also that we may at all times 
and above all tinners seek for that spiritual bread of thy word, with which our 
souls are fed to life eternal, which thou hast prepared for us by the holy 
blood of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ. Amen. — Our Father, &c. 

Also our Lord Jesus Christ admonishes us. 

Luke xxi. 34, 35. — "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your 
hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, 
and so that day come upon you unawares: for as a snare shall it come on all 
them that dwell on the tace of the whole earth," 
Grace after meat. 

Thus speaketh the Lord, in the fifth book of Moses, chap. viii. 10, 11.— 
:r When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God, 
for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the 
Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments and his judgments, and 
his statutes which I command thee this day." 

O LORD God and heavenly Father, we thank thee for all thy benefits, 
which we without intermission receive from thy bountiful hand ; we bless 
thy divine will, for preserving us in this mortal lite, and for supplying all our 
wants ; but especially for our regeneration unto the hope of a better life, which 
thou hast revealed unto us by the gospel. We beseech thee, merciful God 
and Father, not to suffer our hearts to be fixed on these earthly and corrup- 
tible things • but that we may always look up to heaven, expecting thence 



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our Saviour Jesus Christ, until he appear in the clouds for our deliverance. 
Amen.— Our Father, he. 

A Prayer for sick tempted persons. 

O ALMIGHTY, eternai, righteous God, and merciful Father, thou who 
art Lord of life and death, and without whose will, nothing is done in heav- 
en, nor in earth, although we are not worthy to call upon thy name, nor 
fco hope that thou wilt hear us, when we consider how we have hitherto em- 
ployed our time ; we beseech thee, that thou wilt be pleased of thy mercy to 
look upon us in the face of Jesus Christ, who has taken all our infirmities on 
him. We acknowledge that we are utterly incapable of any good, and prone 
to all evil, wherefore we have justly merited this punishment, yea, have deser- 
ved much more. But Lord, thou know est that we are thy people, and that 
thou art our God : we have no other refuge than to thy mercy, which thou 
never hast withheld from anyone who turned himself to thee. Therefore we 
beseech thee not to impute our sins unto us hut account the wisdom, right- 
eousness and holiness of Jesus C hrist, to us, that we may in him be able to 
stand before thee. Deliver us for his sake from these sufferings, that the 
wicked may not think that thou hast forsaken us.. And if it is thy pleasure 
longer thus to try us, give us strength and patience to bear all such according 
to thy will, and let ail turn according to thy wisdom to our profit. Rather 
chastise us here, than hereafter, to be lost with the world. Grant that we 
may die to this world, and alt earthly things, and that we may Gaily more and 
moire be renewed after the image of Jesus Christ. Suffer us not to be 
separated by any means from thy love ; but draw us daily nigher and nigher 
unto thee, tha; we may enter upon the end of our calling ith joy, that is, may 
die, rise again, and live with Christ in eternity. We also believe that thou wilt 
hear us through Jesus Christ, who hath taught us to pray — Our Father, &c. 

Strengthen us also in the true faith, which we believe in our hearts and 
profess with our mouths. — I believe in God, &c. 

Or thus : 

ETERNAL merciful God and Father, the eternal salvation of the living 
and the everlasting life of the dying, seeing that thou hast death and life in 
thy hand alone, and takesi such care of us c >ntinually, that neither health 
nor sickness, nor any good or evil can befal us, nay, not a hair can fall from 
our head, without thy will : and since thou dost order all things for the good 
of thy people, we beseeeh thee, grant us the grace of thy holy spirit, to teach 
us rightly to acknowledge our misery, and patiently to bear thy chastenings, 
which we have deserve ! ten thousand times more severe. We know that 
they are not the evidences of thy wrath, but of thy fatherly love towards us 9 
that we should not be condemned wi*h the world — O Lord, increase our faith 
in thine infinite mercy, that we may be more and more united to Christ, as 
members to their spiritual head, to whom thou wilt make us conform in suffer- 
ings and in glory. Lighten the cross, so that our weakness may be able to 
bear it. We submit ourselves entirely to thy holy will, whether thou art 
pleased to continue our souls longer in these tabernacles, or take them into 
eternal life, since we belong to Christ, and therefore shall not perish. We 
would willingly leave this weak body in hopes of a blessed resurrection, when 
it shall be restored to us much more glorious. Grant us to experience the 
blessed comfort of the remission of sins, and of justification through Christ, 
that we by that shield may overcome all the assaults of Satan. May his in- 
nocent blood wash away all the stain, and uncleanness of our sins, and his 
righteousness answer for our unrighteousness in thy last judgment. Arm 
us with faith and hope, that we may not be ashamed nor confounded by the 
terror of death ; but when our bodily eyes are closing in darkness, may the 
eyes of our souls be directed towards thee ; and when thou shalt have depri- 



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ved us of the use of our tongues, may our hearts never cease to call upon 
thee. O Lord, we commit our souls into thy hands, forsake us not in our 
last extremity, and that only for the sake of Jesus Christ, who hath taught 
us to pray — Our Father, &c. 



THE FORM. 

FOR TRE ADMINISTRATION OF BAPTISM TO INFANTS OF BELIEVERS. 

THE principal parts of the doctrine of holy baptism are these three : First, 
That we with our children are conceived and born in sin, and therefore are 
children of wrath, in so much that we cannot enter into the kingdom of God, 
except we are born again. This, the dipping in, or sprinkling with water 
teaches us, whereby the impurity of our souls is signified, and we admonished 
to loathe, and humble ourselves before God t and seek for our purification and 
salvation without ourselves. 

Secondly. Holy baptism witnesseth and seaieth unto us the washing; 
away of our sins through Jesus Christ. Therefore we- are baptised iv the 
name of the Father, and ot the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. For when we 
are baptized in the name of the Father, God ihe f ather witnesseth and seaieth 
unto us, that he doth make an eternal covenant of grace with us, and adopts us 
for Ins children and heirs, and therefore will provide us with every good thing, 
and avert all evil, or turn it to our profit. And when we are bap- 
tized in the name of the Son, the Son seaieth unto us, that he doth wash us 
in his blood from all our sins, incorporating us into the fellowship of his death 
and resurrection, so that we are free from all our sins, and accounted right- 
eous before God. In like manner, when we are baptised in the name of the 
Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost assures us, bv this holy sacrament, that he will 
dwell in us, and sanctify us to be members of Christ, applying unto us, that 
which we have in Chiist, namely, the washing away of our sins, and the daily 
renewing of our lives, till we shall finally be presented without spot or wrinkle 
among the assembly of the elect in life eternal 

Thirdly. Vv hereas in all covenants, there are contained two parts : there- 
fore are w 7 e by God through baptism, admonished of, and obliged unto new obe- 
dience, namely, that we cleave to this one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; 
that we trust in him, and love him with all our hearts, with all our souls, 
with all our mind, and with ail our strength : that we forsake the w T o rid, cru- 
cify our old nature, and wa'k in a new and holy life. 

And if we sometimes through weakness fall into sin, we must not therefore 
despair of God's mercy, nor continue in sin, since baptism is a seal and un- 
doubted testimony, that we have an eternal covenant of grace with God. 

And although our young children do not understand these things, we may 
not therefore exclude them from baptism, for as they are without their know- 
ledge, partakers of the condemnation in Adam ; so are they again received unto 
grace in Chiist ; as God speaketh unto Abraham the father of all the faithful, 
and therefore unto us and our children — Gen. xvii. 7> saying, " I will establish 
my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, 
for an everlasting Covenant; to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after 
thee.'' This also the apostle Peter testifieth, with these w^ords, Acts ii. 39, 
"For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, 
even as many as_ the Lord our God shall call." Therefore God formerly 
commanded them to be circumcised, which was a seal of the covenant, and ot 
the righteousness of faith : and therefore Christ also embraced them, laid his 
hands upon them and blessed them : Mark, chap. x. 

Since then baptism is come in the place of circumcision, therefore infants 
are to be baptized as heirs of the kingdom of God, and of his covenant. Aud 
parents are in duty bound, farther to instruct their children herein, when they 
shall arrive to years of discretion. That therefore this holy ordinance of 



BAPTISM. 59 

God j may be administered to his glory, to our comfort, and to the edification of 
his church, let us cali upon his hoiy name. 

ALMIGHTY and eternal God, we beseech thee, that thou wilt be 
pleased of thine infinite mercy, graciously to look upon these children, and in- 
corporate them by thy hoiy spirit into thy Son Jesus Christ, that they may 
be buried with him into his death, and be raised with him in newness of life : 
that they may daily follow him, joyfully bearing their cross, and cleave unto 
him in true faith, farm hope, and ardent ipve : that they may, with a comforta- 
ble sense of thy favour, leave this life, which is nothing but a continual death, 
and at the last day, may appear without terror before the judgment seat of 
Christ thy 6on, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, one only God, lives and reigns for ever. Amen. 



An Exhortation to the Parents, and those who come icilhthem to Baptism- 

BELOVED in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have heard that baptism is an 
ordinance of God, to seal unto us and to our seed his covenant, therefore it 
must be used for that end, and not out of custom or superstition. That it may 
then be manifest, that you are thus minded, you are to answer sincerely to 
these questions. 

First. VV hether you acknowledge, that although our children are conceived 
and born in sin. and therefore are subject to all miseries, yea, to condemnation 
itseif; yet. that they are sanctified* in Christ, and therefore, as members of his 
church, ought to be baptized 1 

Secondly. Whether you acknowledge the doctrine which is contained in 
the Old and New Testament, and in the articles of the Christian faith, and 
which is taught here in this Christian church, to be the true andt perfect 
doctrine of salvation ? l 

Thirdly. Whether you promise and intend to see these children, when 
come to the years of discretion, (whereof thou art either parent or witness) 
instructed and brought up in the aforesaid doctrine, or help or cause them to 
be instructed therein, to the utmost of your power ? Answer. Yes. 

Then the minister 'of God's word, in baptizing, shall say, N. I baptize thee, 
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 



Thanksgiving. 

xlLMIGHTY God and merciful Father, we thank and praise thee, that 
thou hast forgiven us, and our children, all our sins, through the blood of thy 
beloved Son Jesus Christ, .and received us through thy Holy Sperit, as mem - 
bers of thy only begotten Son, and adopted us to be thy children, and sealed 
and confirmed the same unto us by holy baptism : we beseech thee, through the 
same Son of thy love, that thou wilt be pleased always to govern these bap- 
tized children by thy holy Spirit, that they may be piously and religiously edu- 
cated, increase and grow up in the Lord Jesus Christ, that they then may ac 
knowledge thy fatherly goodness and mercy, which thou Last shown to them 
and us, and live in all righteousness, under our only Teacher, King and High 
Priest, Jesus Christ ; and manfully fight against, and overcome sin, the devil 
and his whole dominion, to the end that they may eternally praise and magmty 
thee, and thy Son Jesus Christ, together with .the holy Holy Ghost, the one 
only true God. Amen. 

THE FORM. 

FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF HOLY FAPTISM TO ADULT PERSONS. 

HOWEVER children of Christian parents (although they understand 

* My children, Ezek. 16. 21. They are holy, 1 Cor. 7. 14. 
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60 LORD'S SUPPER. 

not this mystery) must be baptized by virtue of the covenant : yet it is not 
lawful to baptize those who are come to years of discretion, except they first be 
sensible of their sins, and make confession both of their repentance and faith 
in Christ : for this cause did not only John the Baptist preach (according to 
the command of God) the baptism of repentance, and baptized, for the re- 
mission of sin, those who confessed their sins, Mark 1, and Luke 3. But 
our Lord Jesus Christ also commanded his disciples to teach all nations, and 
then to baptize them, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost, Mat. 28. Mark 16. Adding this promise : "He that believeth 
and is baptized shall be saved." According to which rule, the Apostles, as 
appeareth from Acts 2, 10, and 16, baptized none who were of years of dis- 
cretion, but such who made confession of their faith and repentance ; there- 
fore it is not lawful now- a-days, to baptize any other adult persons, than such 
as have been taught the mysteries of holy baptism, by the preaching of the 
gospel, and are able to give an account of their faith by the confession of the 
mouth. — Since therefore you N. are also desirous of holy baptism, to the end. 
it may be to you a seal of your ingrafting into the church of God, that it may 
appear that you do not only receive the Christian religion, in which you have 
been privately instructed by us, and of which also you have made confession 
before us ; but that you (through the grace of God) intend and purpose to lead 
a life according to the same ; you are sincerely to give answer before God 
and his church ; First : Dost thou believe in the only true God, distinct in 
three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, who hath made heaven and 
earth, and all that in them is, of nothing, and still maintains and governs 
them, insomuch that nothing comes to pass, either in heaven or on earth, 
without his divine will 1 Answer. Yes. 

Secondly. Dost thou believe that thou art conceived and born in sin, and 
therefore art a child of wrath by nature, wholly incapable of doing any good, 
and prone to all evil ; and that thou hast frequently, both in thought, word, 
and deed, transgressed the commandments ot«the Lord : and whether thou 
art heartily sorry for these sins 1 Answer. Yes. 

Thirdly. Dost thou believe that Christ, who is the true and eternal God, 
and very man, who took his human nature on him out of the flesh and blood 
of the Virgin Mary, is given thee of God, to be thy Saviour, and that thou 
dost receive by this faith, remission of sins in his blood, and that thou art 
made by the power of the Holy Ghost, a member of Jesus Christ and his 
church 1 Answer. Yes. 

Fourthly. Dost thou assent to all the articles of the Christian religion, as 
they are taught here in this Christian church, according to the word of God ; 
and purpose steadfastly to continue in the same doctrine to the end of thv 
life ; and also dost thou reject all heresies and schisms, repugnant to this 
doctrine, and promise to persevere in the communion of our Christian 
church, not only in the hearing of the word, but also in the use of the Lord's 
Supper 7 Answer. Yes. 

Fifthly. Hast thou taken a firm resolution always to lead a Christian life ; 
to forsake the world and its evil lusts, as is becoming the members of Christ 
and his church ; and to submit thyself to all Christian admonitions ? Answer. 
Yes. 

The good and great God mercifully grant his grace and blessing to this 
your purpose, through Jesus Christ. Amen. 



THE FORM. 

FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER. 

BELOVED in the Lord Jesus Christ, attend to the words of the institution 
of the holy supper of our Lord Jesus Christ, as thev are delivered by the hoJv 
Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. xi. 23—30. 



LORD'S SUPPER, 61 
u For I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, 
that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread • 
and when he had- given thanks, he brake it, and said, take, eat : this is 
my body, which is broken for you, this do in remembrance of me.' And 
after the same manner, aiso, he took the cup, when he had supped,' saying 
this cup is (he new testament in my blood ; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it 
m remembrance ot me : for as oft as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye 
do show the Lord's death till he corne. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this 
bread, and drink this cup, of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body 
and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of 
that bread, and drmk of that cup ; for he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, 

eateth and drinketh* damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body." 

Thai we may now celebrate the supper of the Lord to our comfort, it is 
above all things necessary, 

First. Rightly to examine ourselves. 

Secondly. To direct it to that end, for which Christ hath ordained and 
instituted the same, namely, to his remembrance. The true examination 
of ourselves, consists of these three parts. 

First. That every one consider by himself, his sins and the curse due to 
him for them, to the end that he may abhor and humble himself before God : 
considering that the wrath of God against sin is so great, that (rather than 
it should go unpunished) he hath punished the same in his beloved Son Jesus 
Christ, with the bitter and shameful death of the cross. 

Secondly. That ev^ry one examine his own heart, whether he doth 
believe this faithful promise of God, that all his sins are forgiven him, only 
for the sake of the passion and death of Jesus Christ, and that the perfect 
righteousness of Christ is imputed and freely given him as his own, yea, so 
perfectly, as if he had satisfied in his own person for all his sins, and fulfilled 
all righteousness. 

Thirdly. That every one examine his own conscience, whether he 
purposeth henceforth to show true thankfulness to God in his whole life, and 
to walk uprightly before him ; as also, whether he hath laid aside unfeignedly 
all enmity, hatred, and envy, and doth firmly resolve henceforward to walk 
in true love and peace with his neighbour. 

All those, then, who are thus disposed, God will certainly receive in mercy, 
and con t them worthy partakers of the table of his son Jesus Christ. On 
the con: ary, those who do not feel this testimony in their hearts, eat and 
drink judgment to themselves. 

Therefore, we also, according to the command of Christ and the Apostle 
Paul, admonish all those who are defiled with the followings sins, to keep 
themselves from the table of the Lord, arid declare to them that they have no 
part of the kingdom of Christ ; such as all idolaters, all those who invoke 
deceased saints, angels, or other creatures ; all those who worship images ; 
all enchanters, diviners, charmers, and those who confide in such en- 
chantments ; all despisers of God and his word, and of the holy sacraments j 
all blasphemers ; all those who are given to raise discord, sects, and mutiny, 
in church or state ; all perjured persons ; all those who are disobedient to their 
parents and superiors ; all murderers, contentious persons, and those who live 
in hatred and envy against their neighbours ; all adulterers, whoremongers, 
drunkards, thieves, usurers, robbers, gamesters, covetous, and all who lead 
offensive lives. 

All these, while they continue in such sins, shall abstain from this meat, 
(which Christ hath ordained only for the faithful) lest their judgment and 
condemnation be made the heavier. But this is not designed (dearly beloved 
brethren and sisters in the Lord) to deject the contrite hearts of the faithful 

* Gr> — xgiyM—D. — Oordeel— E. Judgment, condemnation, 



62 LORD'S SUPPER. 

as if none might come to the supper of the Lord, but those who are without 
sin : for we do not come to this supper, to testify thereby that we are perfect 
and righteous in ourselves ; but on 'the contrary, considering that we seek 
our life out of ourselves in Jesus Christ, we acknowledge that we lie in the 
midst of death : therefore, notwithstanding we feel many infirmities and 
miseries in ourselves, as namely, that we have not perfect faith, and that we 
do not give ourselves to serve God with that zeal as we are bound, but have 
daily to strive with the weakness of our faith, and the evil lusts of our flesh ; 
yet, since we are (by the grace of the Holy Ghost) sorry for these weaknesses, 
and earnestly desirous to fight against our unbelief, and to live according to 
all the commandments of God: therefore we rest assured that no sin or in- 
firmity,, which still remaineth against our will, in us, can hinder us from 
being received of God in mercy, and from being made worthy partakers of 
this heavenly meat and drink. 

Let us now also consider, to what end the Lord hath instituted his supper, 
namely, that we do it in remembrance of him. iSow after this manner are 
we to remember him by it. 

First. That we are confidently persuaded in our hearts, that our Lord 
Jesus Christ (according to the promises made to our forefathers in the old 
Testament) was sent of the Father into the world : that he assumed our 
flesh and blood ; that he bore for us the wrath of God (under which we 
should have perished everlastingly) from the beginning of his incarnation, 
to the end of his life upon earth ; and that he hath fulfilled, for us, all obedi- 
ence to the divine law and righteousness ; especially, when the weight of our 
sins and the wrath of God pressed out of him the bloody sweat in the garden, 
where he was bound that we might be freed from our sins ; that he after- 
wards suffered innumeiable reproaches, that we might never be confounded. 
That he was innocently condemned to death, that we might be acquitted at the 
judgment seat of God : yea, that he suffered his blessed body to be nailed on 
the cross — that he might affix thereon the hand-writing of our sins ; and hath 
also taken upon himself the curse due to us, that he might fill us with his 
blessings ; and hath humbled himself unto the deepest reproach and pains of 
hell both in body and soul, on the tree of the cross, when he cried out with a 
loud voice, my God y my God I why hast thou forsaken me ? That we might 
be accepted of God, and never be forsaken of him : and finally confirmed with 
his death and shedding of his blood, the new and eternal testament, that cove- 
nant of grace and reconciliation, when he said, it is finished. 

And, that we might firmly believe that we belong to this covenant of grace, 
the Lord Jesus Christ, in his last supper, took bread, and when he had given 
thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, Take, eat, this is my 
body which is broken for you, this do in remembrance of me ; in like manner 
also after supper he took the cup, gave thanks and said, Drink ye all of it ; 
this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you and for many, 
for the remission of sins ; this do ye as often as ye drink it in remembrance of 
me : that is, as often as ye eat of this bread and drink of this cup, you shall 
thereby as by a sure remembrance and pledge, be admonished and assured of 
this my hearty love and faithfulness towards you ; that whereas you should 
otherwise have suffered eternal death, I have given my body to the death of 
the cross, and shed my blood for you ; and as certainly feed and nourish your 
hungry and thirsty soul with my crucified body, and shed blood, to everlasting 
life as this bread is broken before your eyes, and this cup is given to you, and 
you eat and drink the same with your mouth, in remembrance of me. 

From this institution of the holy supper of our Lord Jesus Christ, we see 
that he directs our faith and trust to his perfect sacrifice (once offered on the 
cross) as to the only ground and foundation of our salvation, wherein he is be- 
come to our hungry and thirsty souls, the true meat and drink of life eternal 
For by his death he hath taken away the cause of our eternal death and mis- 
ery, namely, sin : and obtained for us the quickening spirit^ that we by the 



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same (which dwellethin Christ as in the head, and in us as his members) 
might have true communion with him, and be made partakers of all his bless- 
ings, of life eternal, righteousness and glory. 

Besides, that we by the same spirit may also be united as members of one 
body in true brv)therly love, as the hoi aspostle saith, For we, being many, 
are one bread, and one body : for we are all partakers of that one bread. 
For as out of many grains one meal is ground, and one bread baked, and 
out of many berries being pressed Toget her, one wine noweth, and mixeth itself 
together ; so shall be all, who by a true faith are ingrafted into Christ, be alto- 
gether one body, through brotherly love, for Christ's sake, our beloved Saviour^ 
who hath so exceedingly loved us : and not only show this in word, but also in 
very deed towards one another. 

Hereto assist us, the Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
through his holy spirit. Amen. 

That we may obtain ail this, let us humble ourselves before God, and with 
true faith implore his grace. 

MOST merciful God and Father, we beseech thee, that thou wilt be 
pleased in this supper (in which we celebrate the glorious remembrance of the 
bitter death of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ) to work in our hearts through 
the holy spirit, that we may daily more and more with true confidence, give 
ourselves up unto thy Son Jesus Christ, that our afflicted and contrite hearts, 
through the power of the Holy Ghost, may be fed and comforted with his true 
body and blood ; yea, with him, true rod and man, that only heavenly bread : 
and that we may no longer live in our sins, but he in us, and we in him, and 
thus trulv be made partakers of the new and everlasting testament, and of the 
covenant of grace. That we may not doubt but thou wilt forever be our gra- 
cious Father^ never more imputing our sins unto us, and providing us with 
all things necessary, as well for the body as the soul, as thy beloved children 
and heirs ; grant us also thy grace, that we may take upon us our cross cheer- 
fully, deny ourselves, confess our Saviour, and in all tribulations, with uplifted 
heads expect our Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, where he will make our 
mortal bodies like unto his moot glorious body, and take us unto him in eternity. 
Amen. — Our Father, &c. 

Strengthen us also by this holy supper in the Catholic undoubted Christian 
faith, whereof we make confession with our mouths and hearts, saying 

1 BE LIE VE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth ; 
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord ; who was conceived by the holy 
Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was cruci- 
fied, dead and buried, he descended into hell: the third day he rose again 
from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of 
God the Father Almighty : from thence he shall come to judge the quick and 
the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost ; the holy Catholic church ; the communion of 
saints ; the forgiveness of sins ; the resurrection of the body ; and the life 
everlasting. Amen. 

That we may be now fed with the true heavenly bread, Christ Jesus, let us 
not cleave with our hearts unto the external bread and wine, but lift them up 
on high in heaven, where Christ Jesus is our advocate, at the right hand of his 
heavenly Father, whither all the articles of our faith lead us ; not doubting, 
but we shall as certainly be fed and refreshed in our souls through the working 
of the Holy Ghost, with his body and blood, as we receive the holy bread 
and wine in remembrance of him. 

In breaking and distributing the bread, the Minister shall say^ 

The bread which we break, is the communion of the body of Christ. 

And when he giveth the cup. 

The cup of blessing, which we bless, is the communion of the blood of Christ 

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.During the communion, there shall or may be devoutly sung, a psalm, or 
some chapter read, in remembrance of the death of Christ as the 53d chap- 
ter of Isaiah, the 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and ISth chapters of John, or the like. 

After the communion, the Minister shall say, 
BELOVED in the Lord, since the Lord hath now fed our souls at his 

*able, let us therefore jointly praise his holy name with thanksgiving, and eve ry 

one say in his heart, thus, 

Bless the Lord, Omy soul ;and ail that is within me, bless his holy name. 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. 

Who forgiveth thine iniquities : who heuleth all thy diseases. 

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction, who crowneth thee with loving 

l indness and tender mercies. 

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. 
He hath not dealt with us after our sins t nor rewarded us according to our 

hiiquities. 

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy towards 
them that fear him. 

As far as the East is from the West, so far hath he removed our trans- 
gressions from us. 

Like as a Father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear 
him. 

Who hath not spared his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and given 
us all things with him. Therefore God commendeth therewith his love 
towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us ; much more 
then, being now justified in his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through 
him : for, if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death 
of his Son ; much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life — 
Therefore shall my mouth and heart show forth the praise of the Lord from 
this time forth forever more. Amen. 

Let every one say with an attentive heart, 
O ! ALMIGHTY, merciful God and Father, we render thee most humble 
and hearty thanks, that thou hast of thy infinite mercy, given us thine only 
begotton Son, for a mediator and a sacrifice for our sins, and to be our meat 
and drink unto life eternal, and that thou givest us lively faith, whereby we 
are made partakers of such thy benefits — thou hast also been pleased, that 
thy beloved Son Jesus Christ should institute and ordain his holy supper for the 
confirmation of the same. Grant, we beseech thee, O faithful God and 
Father, that through the operation of thy holy Spirit, the commemoration of 
the death of our Lord Jesus Christ may tend to the daily increase of our faith, 
and saving fellowship with him, through Jesus Christ thy Son, in whose 
/same we conclude our prayers, saying — Our Father, &c. 

THE FORM. 

OF EXCOMMUNICATION 

BELOVED in the Lord Jesus Christ ; it is known unto you, that we 
have several times, and by several methods declared unto you the great sin 
committed, and the heinous offence given by our fellow member N. to the end 
that he, by your Christian admonition, and prayers to God, might be brought 
to repentance, and so be freed from the bonds of the devil, (by whom he is 
held captive) arid recovered by the will of the Lord. But we cannot conceal 
from you, with great sorrow, that no one has as yet appeared before us, wh& 
hath in the least given us to understand that he, by the frequent admonitions 
given him, (as well in private as before witnesses, and in the presence of 
many) is come to any remorse for his sins, or hath shown the least token of 
true repentance , since then he daily aggravates his sin (which in itself is not 
small) by hi* stubbornness, and since we have signified unto you the last time. 



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hat in case he did not repent, after such patience shown him by the church, 
we should be under the disagreeable necessity of being further grieved for 
him, and come to the last remedy : wherefore we at this present are necessita- 
ted to proceed to this excommunication according to the command and charge 
given us by God in his holy word ; to the end that he may hereby be made 
(if possible) ashamed of his sins, and likewise that we may not by this rotten 
and as ye{ incurable member, put the whole body of the church in danger, and 
that God's name may not be blasphemed. 

Therefore we, the ministers and rulers of the church of God, being here 
assembled in the name and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, declare be- 
fore you all, that for the aforesaid reasons we have excommunicated, and by 
these, do excommunicate N. from the church of God, and from fellowship 
with Christ, and the holy sacraments, and from all the spiritual blessings and 
benefits, which God promiseth to, and bestows upon his church, so long as he 
obstinately and impenitently persists in his sins, and is therefore to be account- 
ed by you as a heathen man and a publican, according to the command of 
Christ, Mat. 18, who saith, that whatsoever his ministers shall bind on earth, 
shall be bound in heaven. 

Further we exhort you, beloved Christians, to keep no company with mm 
that he may be ashamed ; yet count him not as an enemy, but at all timeif 
admonish him as you would a brother. In the mean time let every one take warn- 
ing by this and such like examples, to fear the Lord, and diligently take heed 
unto himself, if he thinketh he standeth, lest he fall ■ but having true fellowship 
with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, together with all faithful Christians f 
remain steadfast therein to the end, and so obtain eternal salvation. You have 
seen, beloved brethren and sisters, in what manner this our excommunicated 
brother has begun to fall, and by degrees is come to ruin ; observe, therefore, 
how subtle Satan fe, to bring man to destruction, and to withdra w him from 
all salutary means of salvation : guard, then, against the least beginnings of 
evil, "and laying aside, 1 ' according to the exhortation of the apostle, "every 
weight and the sin which does so easily beset us, let us run with patience the 
race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our 
faith ; be sober, watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. To day, if 
you will hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts, but work out your 
own salvation with fear and trembling ;" and every one repent of his sins, lest 
our God humble us again, and that we be obliged to bewail some one of you ; 
but that you may with one accord, living in all godliness, be our crown and 
joy in the Lord. 

Since it is God who worketh in us, both to will and to do of his good 
pleasure, let us call upon his holy name with confession of our sins, saying, 

O ! RIGHTEOUS God and merciful Father, we bewail our sins before thy 
high majesty, and acknowledge that we have deserved the grief and sor^ 
row caused unto us by the cutting off of this our late fellow member : yea, we 
all deserve, shouldst thou enter into judgment with us, by reason of our great 
transgressions, to be cut off and banished from thy presence. — But, O Lord 
thou art merciful unto us for Christ's sake, forgive us our trespasses, for we 
heartily repent of them, and daily w ork in our hearts a greater measure of 
sorrow for them ; that we may, fearing«thy judgments which thou executesf, 
against the stiff-necked, endeavour to please thee : grant us to avoid all pollu- 
tion of the world, and those who are cut off from the communion of the 
church, that we may not make ourselves partakers of their sins: and that he, who 
is excommunicated, may become ashamed of his sins : and since thou desirest 
not the death of a sinner, but that he may repent and live, and the bosom of 
thy church is always open for those, who turn away from their wickedness : 
we therefore humbly beseech thee, to kindle in our hearts a pious zeal, that we 
may labour, with good Christian admonitions and examples, to bring again 
this excommunicated person on the right way, together with all those, who, 
Jirough unbelief or dissoluteness of life, go astray. 



66 EXCOMMUNICATION. 

Give thy blessing to our admonitions, that we may have reason thereby to 
rejoice again in him, for whom we must now mourn : and that thy holy name 
may be praised, through our Lord .Jesus Christ, who hath thus taught us to 
pray — Our Father, &c. 



the FORM. 

OF RE-ADMITTING EXCOMMUNICATED PERSONS INTO THE CHURCH OF CHIRST.- 

BELOVED in the Lord, it is known unto you, that some time ago our 
fellow member N. was cutoff from the church of Christ : we cannot now 
conceal from you, that he, by the above-mentioned remedy, as also by the 
means of good admonition and your christian prayers, is come so far, that he 
is ashamed of his sins, praying us to be re-admitted info the communion of 
the church. 

Since we then, by virtue of the command of God, are in duty bound to re- 
ceive such persons with joy, and it being necessary that good order should be 
used therein, we therefore give you to understand thereby, that we. purpose to 
loose again the aforementioned excommunicated person from the bond of ex- 
communication, the next time when by the grace of God we celebrate the sup- 
per of the Lord, and receive him again into the communion of the church ; 
except any one of you, in the mean time, shall show just cause why 
this ought not to be done, of which you must give notice to us in due time. 
In the mean time, let every one thank the -Lord, for the mercy shown this 
poor sinner, beseeching him to perfect his work in him to his eternal salva- 
tion. Amen. 

Afterwards, if no impediment be alleged, the Minister shall proceed to the 
re- admission of the excommunicated sinner, in the following manner : 

BELOVED Christians, we have the last time informed you of the re- 
pentance of our fellow member N, to the end that he might with your fore- 
knowledge be again received into the church of Christ : and whereas no one 
has alleged any thing why his re-admission ought not to take place, we 
therefore at present purpose to proceed to the same. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ. Mat. 18, have confirmed the sentence of his church, in 
the excommunicating of impenitent .sinners,- declareth immediately thereupon, 
thai whatsoever his ministers shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven ' T 
whereby he giveth to understand, that when any person is cut off from his 
church, he is not deprived of all hopes of salvation ; but can again be loosed 
from the bonds of condemnation. Therefore, since God declares in his word, 
that he takes no pleasure in the death of a sinner, but that he turn from his 
wickedness and live, so the church always hopes for the repentance of the 
backslidden sinner, and keepeth her bosom open to receive the penitent • ac- 
cordingly the Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. 5, commanded tire Corinthian (whom he 
had declared ought to be cat off from the church) to be again received and 
comforted, since being reproved by many, he was come to the knowledge of his 
sins : to the end that he should not be swallowed up with over much sorrow. 
2 Cor. 2. 

. Secondly. Christ teacheth us in the aforementioned text, that the sen- 
tence of absolution, which is passed upon such a penitent sinner according to 
the word of God, is counted sure and firm by the Lord ; therefore, no one 
ought to doubt in the least, who truly repents, that he is assuredly received 
by God in mercy, as Christ saith, John, chap. 20, Whosoever sins ye remit 
they are remitted unto them. 

But now to proceed to the matter in hand : I ask thee, N. whether thou 
dost declare here with all thine heart before God and his church ; that thou 
art sincerely sorry for the sin and stubbornness, for which thou hast been 
justly cut off from the church ? whether thou dost also truly believe, that 
the Lord hath forgiven thee, and doth forgive thy sins for Christ's sake, and 



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that thou therefore art desirous to be re admitted into the church of Christ, 
promising henceforth to live in ail godliness according to the command of the 
Lord ? 

Answer. Yes, verily. 

1%eh the Minisler shall farther say, 

We then, here assembled in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, declare thee, N. to be absolved from the bonds of excommunication j 
and do receive thee again into the church of the Lord, and declare unto thee 
that thou art in the communion of Christ and of the hoi} 7 sacraments, and of 
a!l the spiritual blessings and benefits of God, which he promiseth to and 
bestoweth upon his church : may the eternal God preserve thee therein to 
the end, through his only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Be therefore assured in thy heart, my beloved brother, that the Lord hath 
again received thee in mercy. Be diligent henceforward to guard thyself 
against the subtlety of Satan, and the wickedness of the world, to the end 
that thou may est not fall again into sin : love Christ, for many sins are for- 
given thee. 

And you, beloved Christians, receive this your brother with hearty affection; 
be glad that he was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found : rejoice 
with the angels of heaven, over this sinner who repenteth : count him no longer 
as a stranger, but as a fellow citizen with the saints, and of the household of 
God. And whereas we can have no good of ourselves, let us, praising and 
magnifying the Lord Almighty, implore his mercy, saying, 

GRACIOUS God and Father, we thank thee, through Jesus Christ that 
thou hast been pleased to give this our fellow brother repentance unto life, 
and us cause to rejoice in his conversion. We beseech thee, show him thy 
mercy, that he may become more and more assured in his mind of the re- 
mission of his sins, and that he may receive from thence inexpressible joy 
and delight, to serve thee- And whereas he hath heretofore by his sins 
offended many, grant that he may, by his conversion, edify manv* Grant 
also that he may steadfastly walk in thy ways, to the end : and may we learn 
from this example, that with thee is mercy, that thou mayest be feared ; and 
that we, counting him for our brother and co-heir of life eternal, may jointly 
serve thee with filial fear and obedience all the days of our life, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, in whose name we thus conclude our praver— Our 
Father, &c. 

THE FORM. 

FOR ORDAINING THE MINISTERS OF GOD'S WORD. 

The sermon and the usual prayers being finished, the Minister 
shall thus speak to the congregation. 

BELOVED brethren, it is known unto you, that we have now at three 
different times published the name of our brother N\ here present, to learn 
whether any person had aught to offer concerning his doctrine or life, why 
he might not be ordained to the ministry of the word. And whereas no one 
hath appeared before us, who hath alleged any thing lawful against his per- 
son, we shall therefore at present, in the name of the Lord, proceed to his 
ordination ; for which purpose, you N. and all those who are here present, 
shall first attend to a short declaration taken from the word of God, touching 
the institution and the office of pastors and ministers of God's word ; where, 
in the first place you are to observe, that God our heavenly Father, willing 
to call and gather a church from amongst the corrupt race » f men unto life 
eternal, doth by a particular mark of his favour use the ministry of men therein. 

Therefore, Paul saith, that the Lord Jesus Christ hath given some apos- 
tles and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and minis- 



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ORDINATION. 



ters ; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the 
edifying of the body of Christ. Here we see that the holy Apostle among 
other things saith, that the p astoral office is an institution of Christ. 

What this holy office enjoins, may easily be gathered from the very name 
itself; for as it is the duty of a common shepherd, to feed, guide, protect and 
rule the flock committed to his charge ; so it is with regard to these spiritual 
shepherds, who are set over the church, which God caileth unto salvation, 
and counts as sheep of his pasture The pasture, with which these sheep 
are fed, is nothing else but the preaching of the gospel, accompanied with 
prayer, and the administration of the holy sacraments ; the same word of 
God is likewise the staff with which the flock is guided and ruled, consequent- 
ly it is evident, that the office of pastors and ministers of God's word is, 

.First. That they faithfully, explain to their flock, the word of the Lord, 
revealed by the writings of the prophets and the apostles; and apply the 
same as well in general as in particular, to the edification of the hearers ; 
instructing, admonishing, comforting, and reproving, according to every one's 
need; preaching repentance towards God, and reconciliation with him 
through faith in Christ ; and refuting with the Holy Scriptures, all schisms 
and heresies which are repugnant to the pure doctrine. All this is clearly- 
signified to us in holy writ, for the Apostle Paul saith, that these labour in 
the word ; and elsewhere he teacheth, that this must be done according to 
the measure or rule of faith ; he writes also, that a pastor must hold fast 
and rightly divide the faithful and sincere word which is according to the 
doctrine : likewise, he that prophesieth (that is, preacheth God's word) speak- 
eth unto men to edification, and exhortation and comfort : in another place he 
proposes himself as a pattern to pastors, declaring that he hath publicly, and 
from house to ho ise taught and testified repentance towards God, and faith 
towards our Lord Jesus Christ : but particularly we have a clear description 
of the office, and ministers of God's word, 2 Corinth, chap. 5 18, 19, and 20th 
verses, where the apostle thus speaketh, " And all things are of God, who 
hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us (namely, 
to the apostles and pastors) the ministry of reconciliation ; to wit, that God 
was, in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their tres- 
passes unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by 
us; we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." Concerning 
the refutation of false doctrine, the same apostle saith, Tit. 1. 9, "That a 
minister must hold fast the faithful word of God, that he may be able by 
sound doctrine, both to ex hoi t and convince the gainsay ers." 

Secondly. It is the office of the ministers, publicly to call upon the name 
of the Lord in behalf of the whole congregation ; for that which the apostles 
sav, we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the 
word, is common to these pastors with the apostles ; to which St. Paul allud- 
ing, thus speaketh to Timothy : " I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplica- 
tions, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thinks, be made for all men ; for 
kings, and for all that are in authority," &c. 1 Tim. 2. 1 and 2. 

Thirdly. Their office is, to administer the sacraments, which the Lord hath 
instituted as seals of his grace : as is evident from the command given by 
Christ to the apostles, and in them to ail pastors, baptize them in the name of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Likewise, for I have receiv- 
ed of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the 
same night in which he was betrayed, fyc. 

Finally, it is the duty of the ministers of the word> to keep the church of 
God in good discipline, and to govern it in such a manner as the Lord hath 
ordained ; for Christ having spoke of the Christian discipline, says to his apos- 
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will have the ministers know how to rule their own house, since they other- 
wise neither can provide for, nor rule the church of God. This is the reason 
why the pastors are in scripture called, stewards of God, and bishops, that is 
overseers and watchmen, for they have the oversight of the house of God, where- 
in they are conversant, to the end, that every thing may be transacted with 
good order and decency ; and also to open and shut, with the keys of the king- 
dom of heaven committed to them, according to the charge given them by 
God. 

From these things may be learned, what a glorious work the ministerial 
office is, so great things are effected by it ; yea, how highly necessary it is for 
man's salvation, which is also the reason why the Lord will have such an office 
always to remain : for Christ said when he sent forth his apostles to officiate in 
this holy function, Lo, lam always with you, even unto the end of the world ; 
where we see his pleasure is, that this holy office (for the persons to whom he 
here speaketh could not live to the end of the world) should always be main- 
tained on earth. And therefore Paul exhorteth Timothy, To commit that 
lohich he had heard of him, to faithful men, who are able to teach others, as 
he also, having ordained Titus minister, further commanded him, to ordain 
elders in every city. Tit. 1. 5. 

Forasmuch, therefore as we, for the maintaining of this office in the church 
of God, are now to ordain a new minister of the word, and having sufficiently 
spoke of the office of such persons, therefore you N. shall answer to the follow- 
ing questions, which shall be proposed to yon, to the end that it may appear 
to all here present, that you are inclined to accept of this office as above 
described. 

First. I nsk thee, whether thou feelest in thy heart that thou art lawfully 
called of God's church, and therefore of God himself, to this holy ministry ? 

Secondly. Whether thou dost believe the books of the Old and New Tes- 
tament to be the only word of God, and the perfect doctrine unto salvation, 
and doth reject all doctrines repugnant thereto 1 

Thirdly. Whether thou dost promise faithfully to discharge thy office, ac- 
cording to the same doctrine as above described, and to adorn it with a godly 
life; also, to submit thyself in case thou shouldst become delinquent either in 
life or doctrine, to ecclesiastical admonition, according to the public ordinance 
of the churches ? 

Answer. Yes, truly, with all my heart. 
Then the minister, who did demand those questions of him, and other minis- 
ters who are present, shall lay their hands* on his head, and say, 
GOD our heavenly Father, who hath called thee to this holy ministry, 
enlighten thee with his Hely Spirit, strengthen thee with his hand, and so 
govern thee in thy ministry, that thou mayest decently and fruitfully walk 
therein, to the glory of his name, and the propagation of the kingdom of his 
Son Jesus Christ.. Amen. 

Then the Minister shall, from the pulpit, exhort the ordained Minister, and 
the congregation, in the following manner : 

" TAKE heed, therefore, beloved brother, and fellow-servant in Christ, 
unto yourself and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you 
overseer, to feed thechurch of God which he hath purchased with his own blood: 
love Christ, and feed his sheep, taking the oversight of them not by constraint, 
but willingly : not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, neither as being lord 
over God's heritage, but as an example to the flock. Be an example of belie- 
vers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit^ in faith, in purity. Give 
attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is 



*This ceremony shall not be used in ordaining those who have before been 
in the ministry. 



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in thee, meditate upon those things, give thyseif wholly to them, that thy profit- 
ing may appear to all : take heed to thy doc trine, and continue steadfast there- 
in. Bear patiently all sufferings, and oppressions, as a good soldier oi Jesus 
Christ, for in doing this thou shait both save thyself and them that hear thee. 
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, thou shalt receive a crown of 
glory that fadeth not away. 55 

" And you likewise, beloved Christians, receive this your minister in the 
Lord with all gladness, 'and hold such in re^ utation : 5 Remember that God 
himself through himspeaketh unto you and beseeeheth you. Receive the word, 
which he, according to the scripture, shall preach unto you, k not as the 
word of man, but (as it is in trutn) the word of God. 5 L.et the feet of those, 
that preach the gospe! of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things, be 
beautiful and pleasant unto you. Obey them that have the ruie over you, and, 
submit yourselves ; for they watch for your souls, as they that must give ac- 
count, that they may do it with joy, and not witn grief: for that is unprofitable 
for you. Lf you do these things, it shall come to pass, that the peace of God 
shall enter into your houses, and that you who receive this man in the name of 
a prophet, shali receive a prophet s reward, and through his preaching, beiier- 
ing in Christ, shall through Christ inherit life eternal 55 

Since no man is of himself fit for any of these things, let us call upon God 
with thanksgiving : 

MEtlCiFUL Father, we thank thee that it pleaseth thee, by the ministry 
of men, to gather a church to thyself unto life eternal, from amongst the lost 
children of men : we bless thee for so graciously providing the church in this 
place with a faithful minister, we beseech thee to qualify him daily more and 
more by the holy spirit, for the ministry to which thou hast ordained and called 
him : enlighten his understanding to comprehend thy holy wordj and give 
him utterance, that ue may boldly open his mouth, to make known and dis- 
pense the mysteries of the gospel. Endue him with wisdom and valour, to 
rule the people aright over which he is set, and to preserve them in Christian 
peace, to the end that thy church under his administration and by his good 
example, may increase in number and in virtue. Grant him courage to bear 
the difficulties and troubles which he may meet with in his ministry, that 
being strengthened by the comfort of thy spirit, he may remain steadfast to 
the end, and be received with all faithful servants into the joy of his master. 
Give thy grace also to this people and church, that they may becomingly de- 
port themselves towards this their minister ; that they may acknowledge him 
to be sent of thee ; that they may receive his doctrine with all reverence, and 
submit themselves to his exhortations. To the end that they may, by his 
word, believing in Christ, be made partakers of eternal life. Hear us, O 
Father, through thy beloved Son, who hath thus taught us to pray- — Our 
Father, &c. 



THE FORM. 

FOR ORDAINING ELDERS AND DEACONS, 

When ordained at the same time. But if they are ordained separately, 
this form shall he used as occasion requires. 

BELOVED Christians, you know that we have several times published 
unto you the names of our brethren here present, who are chosen to the office 
of elders and deacons in this church, to the end that we might know whether 
any person had aught to allege, why they should not be ordained in their 
respective offices ; and whereas no one hath appeared before us, who hath 
alleged any thing lawful against them, we shall therefore at present, in the 
name of the Lord, proceed to their ordination. 

But first, you, who are to be ordained, and all those who are here present, 



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shall attend to a short declaration from the woid of God concerning the in- 
stitution and the office of elders and deacons : of the elders is to be observed, 
that the word elder or eldest (which is taken out of the Old Testament,and 
signifieth a person who is placed in an honourable office of government over 
others) is applied to two sorts of persons who administer in the church of Jesun 
Christ : tor the apostle saith, " the elders that rule well, shall be counted 
worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." 
Hence it is evident that there were two sorts of elders in the apostolic church, 
the former whereof did labour in the word and doctrine, and the latter did not. 
The first were the ministers of the word and pastors, who preached the gos- 
pel and administered the sacraments ; but the others, who did not labour in 
the word, and still did serve in the church, bore a particular office, namely, 
they had the oversight of the church, and ruled the same with the ministers 
oi the word : for Paul, Rom. chap 12, having spoke of the ministry of the 
word, and also of the office of distribution or deaconship, speaketh afterwards 
particularly of this office, saying : " he that ruleth, let him do it with diligence: 35 
likewise, in another place, he counts go\ eminent among the gifts and offices 
which God hath instituted in the church : 1 Cor. 12. Thus we see that 
these sorts of ministers are added to the others who preach the gospel, to aid 
and assist them, as in the old testament the common Levites were to the priests 
in the service of the tabernacle, in those things which they could not perform 
alone : notwithstanding the offices always remained distinct one from the 
other. Moreover it is proper that such men should be joined to the ministers 
of the word in the government of the church, to the end, that thereby all tyranny 
and lording may be kept out of the church of God, wiiich may sooner creep 
in, when the government is placed in the hands of one alone, or of a very 
few. And thus the ministers of the word, together with the elders, form a 
body or assembly, being as a council of the church," representing the 
whole church ; to which Christ alludes when he saith, l< Tell the church" 
— which can in no wise be understood of all and every member of the 
church in particular, but very properly of those who govern the church, 
out of which they are choosen. 

j herefore in the first place, the office of the elders is, together with the 
ministers of the word, to take the oversight of the church, which is committed 
to them, and diligently to look, whether every one properly deports himself in 
his confession and conversation ; to admonish those, who behave themselves dis- 
orderly, and to prevent,as much as possible, the sacraments from being pro- 
faned ; also to act (according to the Christian discipline) against the impeni- 
tent and to receive the penitent again into the bosom of the church, as doth 
not only appear from the above mentioned saying of Christ, but also from 
many other places of holy writ, as 1 Cor. chap 5, and 2. Cor. chap. 2, that 
these things are not alone entrusted to one or two persons, but to many who 
are ordained thereto. 

Secondly. Since the apostle enjoineth, that all things shall be done decent- 
ly and in order, amongst Christians, and that no other persons ought to serve 
in the church of Christ, but those who are lawfully called, according to the 
Christian ordinance, therefore it is also the duty of the elders to pay regard 
to it, and in all occurrences, which relate to the welfare and good order of 
the church, to be assistant with their good counsel and advice, to the ministers 
of the word, yea, also to serve all Christians with advice and consolation. 

Thirdly. It is also their duty particularly to have regard unto the doctrine 
and conversation of the ministers of the word, to the end that all things may 
be directed to the edification of the church ; and that no strange doctrine be 
taught, according to that which we read, Acts. 20, where the apostle exhort - 
eth to watch diligently against the wolves, which might come into the shee'p- 
fold of Christ : for the performance of which the elders are in duty bound 

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diligently to search the word of liod; and continually to be meditating on the 
/mysteries of faith 

Concerning me Deacons ; of tue origin and institution of their office we 
mav read, Acts 6, where we iind that the apostle themselves did in the be- 
ginning serve the poor, " It whose feet was jrought the price of the things 
that were sold : and distfibutio was made unto every man, according as he had 
need, out afterwards, when a murmuring arose, because the widows of the 
Grecians were neglected in the daily ministration :" uien were chosen (by 
the advice of th^ apostles;) who should make the service of the poor their pecu- 
liar business, to the end that t&t au jstles >night continually give themselves to 
prayer, and to the ministry of the word, \aA this has been continued from 
that time forward in Piech-ivii, as appears from Rom. 12. Where the apos- 
tle, speaking of this office, satiny" he thatgiveta, let him do it with simplicity." 
And 1 Cor. 12. 2rt, speaking of helps, he eans those, who are appointed in 
the church to help and assist the odor and indigent in time of need; from 
which passages we may eashy. gather, What the deacon's office is, namely, that 
they in the first place collect ami preserve with the greatest fidelity and dili-